Prime Minister Modi will be holding talks with President Solih. Officials are also expected to hold delegation level talks in the evening.The meetings will be followed by a joint press briefing about agreements that will be signed between the two countries.
Maldives is also planning to honour PM Modi with the Order of Nishanizzuddeen, a prestigious award in the country.Prime Minister Modi will also be addressing the Maldives Parliament on Saturday.
PM Modi had earlier said his visit to the Maldives and later Sri Lanka reflects the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and that it will further cement ties with the two maritime nations.
Modi is visiting Maldives, in his first bilateral visit after retaining power in the Lok Sabha polls. From Maldives, he will go to Sri Lanka on Sunday.