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Opposition coalition sits down with Indian High Commissioner Sunjay Sudhir

Ahmed Aiham
21 July 2020, MVT 14:58
The opposition delegations sat down with the Indian High Commissioner to Maldives Sunjay Sudhir on Monday to discuss bilateral relations and regarding the jailed former president Abdulla Yameen Adul Gayyoom. PHOTO: OPPOSITION ALLIANCE / TWITTER
Ahmed Aiham
21 July 2020, MVT 14:58

The opposition alliance, consisting of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and the People's National Congress (PNC), on Monday, met with Indian High Commissioner to Maldives Sunjay Sudhir.

During the meeting, the coalition conveyed their concerns over the withdrawal of former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb's charges, which according to them, indicates an insubstantial conviction against former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Joining the meeting were representative for the constituency of Naifaru, Lhaviyani Atoll and Vice President of opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Ahmed Shiyam, former vice president Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, former president Dr Mohamed Waheed, former economic minister, in addition to the former Maldivian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohamed Hussain Shareef.

However, publicly the opposition has remained staunchly critical of the incumbent administration for their bilateral relations with India, often touting a threat to the country's sovereignty and religious unity.

Across former President Yameen's leadership, his administration had favoured foreign relations with India's regional rival China, and across the 5-years, demonstrated a severe separation of Maldives' historical kinship with India.