This was the first ministerial level visit from India to the Marshall Islands in the last five years
Minister of State for External Affairs Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh on Friday called on Wilbur Heine, Acting President of the Marshall Islands in Majuro and discussed further strengthening of bilateral relations and explored opportunities of cooperation and development partnership, including in areas of climate change and renewable energy.
Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh was on a two-day (October 19-20) visit to the Marshall Islands, which lies in the central Pacific Ocean.
During the visit, MoS Dr Ranjan Singh paid a courtesy call on Jimata Kabua, Chairman of the Council of Iroji (Council of traditional chiefs and elders) and held bilateral discussions with Jack Ading, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during which both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including development partnership.
He also met Kudo Kabua, Mayor of Wotho Atoll, where a community development project, the Women's Clam and Coral Farm Project, is being implemented under grant-in-aid from India.
He visited the Alele Museum and Public Library which serves as the national archives of RMI. MoS Dr Ranjan Singh also participated in a yoga session with local yoga enthusiasts.

India has undertaken twelve development projects so far in the Marshal Islands in areas such as solar energy, communication equipment, export strategy, disaster relief, community development, water, and sanitation.
India and the Marshall Islands are working together in various areas of mutual interest such as climate change, environment conservation, health and education, capacity building including through Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) courses.
The Marshall Islands is a member of the International Solar Alliance. Relations between India and the Marshall Islands have expanded over the years both bilaterally and under the aegis of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC).