December 17, 2018 / 8:28 AM / 6 months ago

India's Modi announces $1.4 bln financial aid to Maldives

NEW DELHI, Dec 17 (Reuters) - India will provide a financial assistance of $1.4 billion to the Maldives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday during a press conference with the visiting president of the South Asian archipelago.

“For Maldives’ social and economic development we are providing a financial assistance of $1.4 billion in the form of budgetary support, currency swap agreements and concessional lines of credit,” Modi said.

Mohammed Ibrahim Solih, who won a surprise election in September, is try to reset ties with regional power India after the previous president drew the Maldives closer to China. (Reporting by Krishna N. Das; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)

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