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Maldives President Reaffirms Commitment to Commonwealth

MALE, Maldives, May 9, 2012/PRNewswire/ –President Waheed welcomes Sir Don McKinnon, the Commonwealth Special Envoy, to the Maldives to Male tomorrow, at the invitation of the government, for constructive talks concerning the Maldives commitment to their membership of the Commonwealth, the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and any outstanding issues since his previous visit.President Waheed will confirm in the talks that the future of the Maldives lies in the Commonwealth and that this would be made clear to Sir Don and the wider Commonwealth family.

The Maldives Government wants to make progress with the Committee of National Inquiry following previous discussions with the Commonwealth about its composition. The CNI, was established by President Waheed to investigate the transition of leadership that took place in February 2012.

The Maldives Government has worked closely with the Commonwealth since President Waheed assumed Presidency in February 2012.

Speaking in advance of the meeting with Sir Don, President Waheed said:

I look forward to constructive talks with Sir Don McKinnon. I will be telling Sir Don that as a government, we are completely committed to the Commonwealth and I look forward to resolving any outstanding issues involving CMAG.”

For further information, please contact:

Masood Imad
Media Secretary
President’s Office
Male, Maldives
Mobile: +960-777-4018
Email : Masood.imad@po.gov.mv

Source: The Republic of Maldives

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