Maldives Association of Tourism Industry condemns statements of Deputy Ministers

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09-01-2024

    India is one of our closest neighbours and allies: MATI

    India has always been a first responder to various crises throughout our history: MATI

    India greatly assisted our recovery efforts during COVID-19: MATI

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has opined on the conflict between political leaders of India and Maldives that took place on social media after PM Narendra Modi’s photoshoot in Lakshadweep. “The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry strongly condemns the derogatory comments made by some Deputy Ministers on social media platforms, directed towards the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Narendra Modi as well as the people of India. India is one of our closest neighbours and allies. India has always been a first responder to various crises throughout our history and we are immensely grateful to the close relationship that the Government as well as people of India have maintained with us,” a press release from MATI stated. 

Apart from acknowledging India’s role in helping the tourism industry of Maldives thrive, MATI also highlighted assistance in other fields such as medicine. “India is a contributor that has greatly assisted our recovery efforts during COVID-19, right after we re-opened our borders. Since then, India has continued to remain as one of the top markets for the Maldives. It is our sincere wish that the close relationship between our two nations endures for generations to come and as such, we refrain from actions or speech that may have any negative impact on our good relationship,” the press release added.

Maldives Association of Tourism Industry condemns statements of Deputy Ministers

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    India is one of our closest neighbours and allies: MATI

    India has always been a first responder to various crises throughout our history: MATI

    India greatly assisted our recovery efforts during COVID-19: MATI

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has opined on the conflict between political leaders of India and Maldives that took place on social media after PM Narendra Modi’s photoshoot in Lakshadweep. “The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry strongly condemns the derogatory comments made by some Deputy Ministers on social media platforms, directed towards the Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Narendra Modi as well as the people of India. India is one of our closest neighbours and allies. India has always been a first responder to various crises throughout our history and we are immensely grateful to the close relationship that the Government as well as people of India have maintained with us,” a press release from MATI stated. 

Apart from acknowledging India’s role in helping the tourism industry of Maldives thrive, MATI also highlighted assistance in other fields such as medicine. “India is a contributor that has greatly assisted our recovery efforts during COVID-19, right after we re-opened our borders. Since then, India has continued to remain as one of the top markets for the Maldives. It is our sincere wish that the close relationship between our two nations endures for generations to come and as such, we refrain from actions or speech that may have any negative impact on our good relationship,” the press release added.

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