27 May 2014; Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dunya Maumoon has sent a congratulatory message to the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj, following her appointment.
Minister Dunya’s message to Minister Sushmareads as follows:
"It is my pleasure to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your appointment as the Minister of External Affairs of India. As you assume your challenging responsibilities, I wish to convey to you my best wishes for your success."
"As a close friend and neighbour, the Maldives, attaches high importance to the unique relationship with India. I, therefore, remain confident that the cooperation that exists between the Maldives and India will be further strengthened and developed during your term in office."
"I look forward to working closely with you in enhancing our cooperation for the benefit of the people of both our countries. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to visit Maldives at Your Excellency’s convenience."