New Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male, Maldives. Photo: AFP

New Maldives president signals end to pro-China stance as he embraces India’s Narendra Modi at swearing-in ceremony

  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the most high-profile guest at the inauguration of new leader
  • India, which has long been the Maldives’ main political and economic partner, had grown concerned about China’s expansive diplomacy
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New Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih embraces Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Solih's presidential inauguration in Male, Maldives. Photo: AFP
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