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Commonwealth looks forward to accepting Maldives

Nafaahath Ibrahim
28 January 2019, MVT 12:06
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
28 January 2019, MVT 12:06

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid meets with General Secretary of Commonwealth Patricia Scotland to discuss the imminent elevation to re-join the Commonwealth.

In the meeting, Minister Shahid noted that re-joining Commonwealth is one of the most important pledges of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Additionally, Minister Shahid appreciated the positive response given by Secretary-General upon requesting to accelerate the process of Maldives re-joining the Commonwealth.

The Minister also gave assurance that Maldives is ready to move forward and will give full corporation in the assessment that is due prior to the re-joining.

Secretary-General Scotland stated that she looks forward to welcoming Maldives back to Commonwealth. She assured that all the necessary steps will be taken as soon as possible to complete formalities of re-integration.

Moreover, Scotland offered to send an observer from Commonwealth for the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Maldives.

Foreign Ministry's State Minister Ahmed Khaleel also joined Minister Shahid for this meeting.

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