The office of Maldives President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu made the formal request to India public on Saturday.
Maldives formally requests that India remove its forces from the area:
The country’s President’s office sent a press release stating that the Maldives government has formally demanded that India remove its military labor force from the Maldives. “President Dr Mohamed Muizzu formally made the request when he met the Minister of Earth Science of India, H.E. Mr Kiren Rijiju, at the President’s Office before moment,” the press announcement stated.
In contrast to previous occasions when the high minister was present, union minister Kiren Rijiju represented India at the introduction of the Maldives’ new leader. Muizzu made it plain before he was tagged that getting rid of the Indian service as soon as possible would be his first priority.
Cheer for Team India as they take on Australia in the World Cup final! In order to preserve the countrys’ independence and sovereignty, Muizzu reaffirmed his steadfast commitment to ensuring that the country is “free” of any “foreign military presence” on Friday as he took office.
45 years old Muizzu, the seventh chairman of the Maldives, is thought to as a leader who supports China. The ministry of external affairs recently discussed the partnership between India and the Maldives and stated that India looks forward to carrying on with this cooperation. Our collaboration with the Maldives is based on a deliberate effort to address shared concerns and historical experiences.
Our support and platforms have made a substantial contribution to a number of areas, including disaster assistance, philanthropic support, people’s wealth, and the fight against illegal marine conditioning. Our workforce has performed more than 500 medical evacuations throughout the past five times, saving the lives of 523 Maldivians. Of these, 131 were evacuated this time, 140 were evacuated the previous time, and 109 more were evacuated in 2021.
Additionally, over 450 diverse actions have been conducted over the past five years to protect the country’s marine security. Of these, 122 operations were completed recently, while the remaining 152 and 124 were approved on their own in 2020 and 2021. In every disaster script—including the most recent one during COVID—India has also been the first pollee for the Maldives, MEA analyst Arindam Bagchi stated last month.
Kiren Rijiju reaffirmed India’s commitment to advancing significant bilateral cooperation during his meeting with the newly elected president of the Maldives. Honored to speak with President H.E. Dr. Mohamed Muizzu. After the meeting, Rijiju wrote on X, “Conveyed felicitations from Hon’ble PM@NarendraModi and reiterated India’s commitment to further strengthen the substantial bilateral cooperation and robust people-to-people ties.”