Maldivian foreign minister speaks to Khurshid on GMR

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SummaryIn a bid to mollify India which is upset over termination of the $500 million GMR project, Maldivian foreign minister Abdul Samad Abdullah on Tuesday spoke to his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid and told him that a detailed communication on it will be sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In a bid to mollify India which is upset over termination of the $500 million GMR project, Maldivian foreign minister Abdul Samad Abdullah on Tuesday spoke to his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid and told him that a detailed communication on it will be sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In a telephonic call to Khurshid, Abdullah said he was not aware of India’s displeasure over the issue, sources said here. Interestingly, New Delhi has maintained that they had conveyed their displeasure to Maldives immediately after the termination of the project and asked it to ensure that Indian interest was “fully protected”.

During the conversation, Abdullah said that Maldives President Mohamad Waheed will be writing a detailed communication to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh clarifying the country’s position on the termination decision.

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