Maldivian President visited Taj Mahal
Maldives’ newly-elected President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday afternoon visited the 17th century Mughal monument of love, the Taj Mahal. The president, who was accompanied by his wife Fazna Ahmed, mentioned his visit as one of the most memorable one. Solih’s visit comes about a month after Modi attended his swearing-in ceremony
At the Kheria airport, he was received by district officials and UP’s Minister for Energy Kant Sharma.ASI officials who accompanied him said the President spent an hour evincing keen interest in the intricate architecture and history. For the tourists, the Taj remained closed for nearly two hours
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrived in New Delhi Sunday on a three-day state visit, during which he had talk with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen bilateral ties.
Solih, who defeated strongman Abdulla Yameen in September this year. He met President Ram Nath Kovind the same day. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also met him during his visit.
Modi had said in the Maldives that he was looking forward to working closely with Solih as both the leaders expressed confidence in the renewal of the close ties and friendship between the two countries, which was briefly interrupted by political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.
India had criticized Yameen’s decision and asked his government to restore the credibility of the electoral and political process by releasing political prisoners. The emergency lasted for 45 days. Relations between India and the Maldives deteriorated further after Yameen imposed emergency on February 5 this year
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World which is considered as the most photogenic destinations of India. It is one of the most exquisite structures ever built by any emperor. It was constructed by the fifth Mughal emperor in the fond memory of his favorite wife Mumtaj Mahal. The Taj Mahal in terms of architecture, is one of the most symmetrical structures in the world, constructed using pure white marble and adorned with precious and semi precious stones. The construction started in 1631 and got completed in 1653 AD; 20,000 workers worked day and night together for 22 years.