Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November

Mohamed Solih, the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, emerged victorious over incumbent President Abdulla Yameen.

Indo-Asian News Service September 27, 2018 17:40:58 IST
Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November

Male: The Maldives' President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend his oath-taking ceremony in November.

Maldives presidentelect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearingin ceremony on 17 November

Maldives' Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and his running mate Faisal Naseem. AP

"Solih's spokesperson Mariya Ahmed Didi said on Wednesday that Modi was invited to the ceremony during a telephonic conversation between the two sides following Solih's victory in the presidential elections on Sunday," The Edition reported.

Solih, the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, emerged victorious over incumbent President Abdulla Yameen. He will be sworn in on 17 November and his term is expected to continue until 2023.

India welcomed the election result and both sides agreed to work closely to strengthen bilateral relations.

The spokesperson said Modi had also invited Solih to make an official visit to India, which was accepted by the latter.

The atoll nation's relations with India grew strained during Yameen's rule, with tensions peaking after India criticized Male's refusal to enforce a Supreme Court ruling quashing the convictions of nine Opposition figures, among them former President Mohamed Nasheed.

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