Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate who surprisingly emerged victorious over incumbent president Yameen in the election held on September 23, had extended the invitation during a phone call by Modi.
This is Modi's first visit to the Maldives as prime minister. The last visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the Indian Ocean island nation was by Manmohan Singh in 2011.
Male: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives' President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. pic.twitter.com/uoqhqnJcBx