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New Maldives president seeks meeting with Indian PM

2012-02-08 12:07:03 GMT2012-02-08 20:07:03(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

NEW DELHI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- New Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed who spoke with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on telephone Wednesday and sought a meeting with him, a day after the dramatic regime change in the archipelago nation, according to the prime minister's office here.

"Waheed spoke to Manmohan Singh to reaffirm the close ties between the two countries. (He) said he looked forward to an early opportunity of meeting the prime minister," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

The telephonic conversation comes after Manmohan Singh wrote to Waheed, assuring him of India's continued support to the Indian Ocean nation.

India was committed to working with the Maldives for the " security and prosperity" of both the countries, Manmohan Singh said in his felicitation letter to Waheed.

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