Maldives Opp seeks UN help

The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives has appealed to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres to mediate dialogue between them and the government, to ensure credibility in resolving the Indian Ocean nation's political turmoil.

By TT Bureau in Colombo
  • Published 17.02.18
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Colombo: The alliance of Opposition parties in the Maldives has appealed to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres to mediate dialogue between them and the government, to ensure credibility in resolving the Indian Ocean nation's political turmoil.

In a letter to UN chief, the Joint Opposition, led by former President Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party, expressed concern that Abdulla Yameen government's call for all-party talks is an attempt to ease international condemnation over its recent actions and a time-buying tactic. The request follows Guterres's statement reiterating the UN's offer to facilitate all-party dialogue. PTI

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