Re-admit Maldives into Commonwealth: India

It withdrew during Yameen’s tenure
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 External Affairs Minister… congratulated the member countries on the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth. He also noted that India is well on the path to fulfil all the commitments made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018. The Minister called for fast-tracking of the process of readmission of the Maldives to the Commonwealth,” the Ministry of External Affairs said. The support came weeks after Mr. Modi visited Male in his first overseas trip after his re-election. The Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth during the tenure of President Abdullah Yameen in 2016.

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