The Foreign Ministry has said that the government of Maldives categorically rejects the one-sided non-binding resolution on the Maldives adopted by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.
The Ministry said that the resolution is highly motivated by one-sided political rhetoric and contains inaccuracies, contradictions, misrepresentations and baseless allegations and aimed at undermining the Constitution of the Maldives.
A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry today said that it is unfortunate that European Parliament has adopted such a resolution with complete disregard to the considerable gains made by the Government of Maldives in terms of socio-economic development, consolidating democracy and upholding the rule of law, over the past few years.
And it is European Parliament has adopted such a resolution with complete disregard to the considerable gains made by the Government of Maldives in terms of socio-economic development, consolidating democracy and upholding the rule of law, over the past few years.
" The Government of Maldives will continue to work closely with the European Union, especially with the European Commission. In this regard, the Government takes note of the statement given by the European External Action Service (EEAS) at the European Parliament today, and concurs with the view that the way forward is positive engagement on issues of mutual concern. Further, the Government remains committed to work with all international partners who wish to engage in a collaborative and constructive manner in the consolidation of democracy in the Maldives." The statement said.
The statement said that the government of Maldives wishes to take this opportunity to reiterate its call for all political parties to engage with the Government through constructive dialogue with a view to ensure the hopes and aspirations of the Maldivian people for a better future. In this regard, the Government calls on the European Union to encourage all political parties and stakeholders in the Maldives to enter into dialogue with the Government.