Maldives President Solih Thanks India For Aid During Covid Crisis

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By: Ayanangsha Maitra
Updated: 15 March, 2022 7:27 pm IST

NEW DELHI: Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has expressed his gratitude to India for providing medicines and vaccines during the Covid-19 crisis and helping its economy recover post-pandemic.

In a public address on March 13, Solih said India was the top donor of Covid-19 vaccines to the archipelagic state.

“In the last two years, India has generously aided us on many occasions. India donated the most number of vaccines. India purchased financial bonds worth USD 250 million to help recover our economy,” the President’s Office quoted him as saying.

He further said, “We received a lot of equipment from India essential to provide health services. At the same time, a travel corridor was enacted between our countries to ensure continued tourist arrivals.”

President Solih also said that India eased up access for Maldivian nationals needing urgent health care to allow them to travel to the country for treatment. “This privilege was not afforded to any other country besides the Maldives,” he said.

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