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Modi congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in Maldives presidential elections


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday congratulated Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in the Maldives presidential elections as the two leaders agreed to work closely to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

Modi also conveyed his good wishes for the strengthening of democracy, peace, and prosperity in the Maldives under the leadership of Solih, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office here said.

The two leaders agreed to work closely together to further strengthen the close, friendly and good neighborly relations between the two countries, it said.

Solih thanked the Prime Minister for his greetings and good wishes, the statement said.

The Maldives' opposition leader Sunday won the polls defeating incumbent Abdulla Yameen.

Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Yameen.


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