The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, following the 72nd Anniversary of India’s Independence.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On this auspicious occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of Independence, it is with great pleasure that I extend my profound felicitations and heartiest good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of India.

Maldives and India share a long history of a strong bond of friendship as development partners and close neighbors. The hallmark of this relationship is the cordial people-to-people contact and I remain confident that this relationship will grow from strength to strength.

May I also convey my personal best wishes for your health and well-being and for the continued progress and prosperity for the people of India.
Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs