India’s support to Maldives

July 13, 20193 days 00
  • India has urged the Commonwealth to expedite readmission of the Maldives as a member country.
  • External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar conveyed India’s stand at the 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in London.

  • The Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth during the tenure of President Abdullah Yameen in 2016.
About Commonwealth
  • The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and sovereign states, nearly all of them former territories of the British Empire.
  • Headquartered in London, the Commonwealth was started in 1931.
  • The last country to join the Commonwealth was Rwanda in 2009.
  • All 53 members have an equal say, regardless of the size or economic stature.

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