Lok Sabha Speaker to visit Maldives: PM

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is scheduled to visit Maldives at the invitation of her Maldivian counterpart in the "People`s Majlis".

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 14:19 PM IST

Male: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar is scheduled to visit Maldives at the invitation of her Maldivian counterpart in the "People`s Majlis".
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced this during his address to the Majlis, Maldives` Parliament.
He said the formation of India-Maldives Parliamentary Friendship Groups in the People`s Majlis and Indian Parliament augur well for the development of relations between the two parliaments.

In his address to the Majlis, the first by a visiting head of the government or state in its history of 78 years, the Prime Minister said the `People`s Majlis` is a testimony
to the strong faith the people of Maldives have shown in democracy.

"As a fellow democracy we take delight in your achievements," he said.

PTI