Neighbourhood first: India bats for Maldives re-entry in Commonwealth

India urges the Commonwealth to speed up the process of readmission of Maldives as a member country. The external affairs minister Dr S Jaishankar at the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London called for fast tracking the process of re-admission of Maldives to the Commonwealth.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of external Affairs, while congratulating the member countries on the 70th anniversary of Commonwealth, the minister said that India is on the path of fulfilling all the commitments made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at CHOGM last year.

The support for Maldives’ return to the Commonwealth comes several weeks after Prime Minister Modi chose the island nation for his first overseas visit after being re-elected and meeting with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Read More

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