India, Maldives to amicably resolve GMR issue

India, Maldives to amicably resolve GMR issue

india maldivIndia and the Maldives Thursday agreed to “amicably resolve” all differences, including on the GMR issue, as visiting Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen held talks here with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he has requested the Maldives government to “amicably settle the issue of the Male International Airport”. The two sides also inked three agreements.

The previous government of president Mohammed Waheed had unilaterally cancelled the $500 million contract with GMR for the airport in December 2012, leading to straining of bilateral ties.

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