The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of greetings to the Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, Her Excellency Ms. Sushma Swaraj, on the joyous occasion of the 69th Anniversary of India’s Republic Day.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On the occasion of the 69th anniversary of India’s Republic Day, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of India.

In the 69 years since India adopted its modern constitution, which promotes democracy and human rights, India has breathed life into the principles enshrined in this important document. Today India is a vibrant economy, a true beacon of hope not only for its people, but also for the entire world, poised to play an increasingly vital and active role on the world stage, both regionally and globally.

I am confident that as two close neighbors and allies, our mutually beneficial strategic partnership will continue to flourish in the coming years. We remain fully committed in realizing our common vision of a more peaceful and prosperous South Asia.

Please except, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.”