Prelims level : International Mains level : GS-II Governance, Social Justice and IR
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Why in News:

  • India and maldives signed six key agreements.

More in News:

  • Prime Minister of India H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, is on a State Visit to the Maldives from 8 to 9 June 2019, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Maldives H.E. Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
  • This is PM Modi’s first overseas visit after taking oath of office for a second term, on 30 May 2019. The visit is an important symbolic gesture reflective of the special relationship that exists between the two countries.

MOU’s signed:

  • The two sides signed the following MoUs/Technical Agreements during the visit:
  • MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Hydrography .
  • MoU on Cooperation in the field of Health .
  • MoU for the Establishment of Passenger and Cargo Services by Sea .
  • MoU for Cooperation in Customs Capacity Building between the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs of India and the Maldives Customs Service .
  • MoU between National Centre for Good Governance, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Maldives Civil Service Commission on Training and Capacity Building Programme for Maldivian Civil Servants .
  • Technical Agreement on Sharing White Shipping Information between the Indian Navy and the Maldives National Defence Force.
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