Maldives, China sign 12 agreeements to promote OBOR
BEIJING: The Maldives has signed 12 agreements with China, including a pact to jointly promote the One Belt One Road (OBOR) programme, during the ongoing visit of the island nation's President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom here on Friday. The two countries also agreed to work towards signing a free trade agreement soon.
The agreements with the Maldives is part of Beijing's continuing efforts to persuade South Asian countries to adopt the OBOR programme, and hand over infrastructure construction projects to Chinese companies. Some experts believe that China has been pushing OBOR into South Asian countries, including Nepal, to force a reluctant India to accept it.
Rohit Chandavarker-Panjim,Goa-14 hours ago
The sudden closeness displayed between China & Maldives is bound to hurt India''s strategic interests in the region as well as bilateral relations.
RaviKumar Chettur-United Arab Emirates-13 hours ago
My dear Maldavians China is going to eat you up as what they tried doing in Africa and now in Porkistan the land of swines.
Mystore Room-Thailand-6 hours ago
WOW...! So many countries joining OBOR. Making India feels isolated and jealous.
string of pearls-USA-11 hours ago
It''s high time for Modi to hug Trump tightly again.
Ash Man-14 hours ago
Maldives has a population of less than 5 lakhs and an economy of about 5 billion $. So its a cakewalk for china.
score zero India-USA-16 hours ago
Score 12 for China. Score 0 for India. India should send its Navy, carrier, nuclear subs, all that, to blockade Maldives
Srinivas Haleangadi-Dubai-4 hours ago
India must start giving more importance to making good business relation with Taiwan, to answer China.
Vishwajit Singh-5 hours ago
Its no more Maldives bcse soon Cinese will take over this tinny & brainless country.....their existence at stake now
Karan Agarwal-India-6 hours ago
Maldives can be happy now, but in coming years, they''ll be getting sucked financially by China and the Chinese Navy ships are going to dock their vessels forcefully on their island. Such an unthankful nation. India once helped their govt get out of a military coup and restored their democracy.
Raj S-6 hours ago
China trapped one more country in their ambitious project OBOR but Maldives will realize after few years how they walk in to the trap.
Jp Murty-6 hours ago
Maldives will learn like many others the perils of getting too close to the Dragon.
Sugath Palan-Bangalore-7 hours ago
When they were in political distress, they called for our help. Now they are siding up with the uncouth chinkies. Clearly, we let something slip through our fingers.
sunilkumar n-8 hours ago
MODI ji has a vision towards the Nation as well as international relations. He takes the right step when should take.