Built in 1658, Friday Mosque is one of the oldest and most ornate mosques in the city of Male in Kaafu Atoll. The mosque was added to the tentative UNESCO World Heritage cultural list in 2008 as unique examples of sea-culture architecture.
Addressing the Maldivian Parliament, The People’s Majlis, Modi said the relations between India and the Maldives were older than history. He said India will contribute to the conservation of Maldives’ Friday Mosque also known as Hukuru Miskiy. “There is no such mosque elsewhere in the world like this historical mosque made up of coral,” Modi said.
[Modi's] visit demonstrates the priority that India attaches to the SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) doctrine. The relations between India and the Maldives deteriorated after the then President Abdulla Yameen imposed emergency on February 5 last year. MORE EXPLAINED Simply Put: Government wish list for schools Some decisions by Yameen including imposition of restrictions on work visas for Indians and signing of a new Free Trade Agreement with Beijing also did not go down well with New Delhi. However, the ties were back on track under Solih’s presidency