Male, June 8 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his maiden overseas visit to Maldives after elections on Sunday presented a cricket bat to the Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
"Connected by cricket. My friend, President Solih is an ardent cricket fan, so I presented him a cricket bat that has been signed by Team India playing at the Cricket World Cup 2019," Prime Minister tweeted.
Both sides took part at the bilateral meeting. Earlier in the day, Maldives President Solih announced conferring of highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, 'The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen', on Mr Modi.
"President Solih has announced his decision to confer on PM of India Narendra Modi the Maldives highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen during PM’s visit today. Namaskar, Swagatham," Maldives Foreign Minister wrote in the micro blogging site.The Prime Minister will also address Maldives parliament, People's Majlis. (UNI)