MoU between India and Maldives’ JSC will advance Neighborhood First policy: Union Cabinet

Maldives President Ibrahim Solih (R) with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) during a state visit in 2018 | Photo: MEA

India – The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of judicial cooperation with the Judicial Services Commission of Maldives, stating that the MoU will further the objectives of the “Neighbourhood First” policy.     

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Judicial Cooperation between India and the Judicial Service Commission of the Republic of Maldives. This is the eighth MoU signed between India and other countries in the field of Judicial Cooperation, an official statement said.

According to the statement, this MoU will provide a suitable platform to leverage the facilities of information technology in the process of digitization of courts and can prove to be a potential area of ​​growth for IT companies and start-ups in both countries.

In recent years, the close relations between India and Maldives have intensified multi-dimensionally. With the signing of this agreement on cooperation in the field of law and justice, the good relations between the two countries will receive further impetus. 

The Union government said that this agreement will not only make possible the exchange of knowledge and technology between the two countries in judicial and other legal fields but will also advance the objectives of the Neighborhood East policy.