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Narendra Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony of Maldivian President


The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih next week.
Confirming the details, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said to the media, “PM Narendra Modi has accepted Maldives President Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s invitation to attend the swearing-in ceremony on November 17.” Adding more, he stated that the Premier will also attend the 13th East Asia Summit and other meetings on November 14 and 15 to be held in Singapore.
Speaking on the United States waiver to India from Iran sanctions, Kumar said that the US has understood India’s stand. Kumar said, “We are looking at the details of the exemption (from US sanctions on Iran) given to India, we appreciate that USA has shown understanding towards our position.”
It is to be known that India, China and Japan were among eight countries temporarily allowed to continue buying Iranian oil. These countries showed significant reduction in oil purchase from the Persian Gulf country after the US reimposed crippling sanctions on Tehran

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