Cabinet approves MoU on Judicial Cooperation with Maldives

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the 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.

Important facts

  •  It will provide a platform to tap the benefits of Information Technology for court digitization. 

  • It can be a potential growth area for the IT companies and start-ups in both the countries. 

  • With the signing of this agreement on cooperation in the field of law and justice, better relations between the two countries will gain further impetus.

  • This will not only enable the exchange of knowledge and technology in judicial and other legal areas between the two countries but will also advance the objectives of the “Neighbourhood First” policy.

  • In recent years, the close relations between India and Maldives have deepened multidimensionally.

About Maldives

  • It is also called Maldive Islands, an independent island country in the north-central Indian Ocean.

  • It extends more than 510 miles (820 km) from north to south and 80 miles (130 km) from east to west.

  • Basis of economy - fisheries, tourism

  • Industries - handicraft or cottage including the making of coir (coconut-husk fibre) and coir products, fish canning, and boatbuilding.

  • Capital - Male

  • President - Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

  • Official Language - Dhivehi (Maldivian)

  • Official Religion - Islam

  • Currency - Rufiyaa

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