Maldives thanks India for sending essential commodities amid tensions, Jaishankar responds…

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After months of diplomatic tension, the Maldives has thanked India for renewing the quota to import essential commodities during 2024 and 2025.

In a post on the social media site X (formerly known as Twitter), the Maldives’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer extended his thanks on behalf of the island nation.

“I sincerely thank EAM Dr S Jaishankar and the Government of India for the renewal of the quota to enable Maldives to import essential commodities from India during the years 2024 and 2025,” he wrote.

“This is truly a gesture which signifies the longstanding friendship, and the strong commitment to further expand bilateral trade and commerce between our two countries,” he added.

Responding to the statement, India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also took to X, to respond, stating that India is “committed to its neighbourhood first and SAGAR policies”.

 

This is a developing story, more updates are awaited…

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Published: 06 Apr 2024, 10:45 AM IST

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