The Commonwealth delegation visiting Maldives presently has met with Jumhooree Party (JP) on Wednesday.
The meeting took place at JP’s main office M. Kunooz. Party leader Qasim Ibrahim and the party’s deputy secretary general Hussain Rasheed also took part in the meeting.
During the meeting, discussions regarding the current political situation in the country – especially JP’s role in the coalition – were carried out and special note was made of JP’s work to strengthen democratic values and human rights in the country.
According to JP, they also discussed the work being carried out in regards to Maldives rejoining the Commonwealth. The government’s decision to rejoin the Commonwealth is warmly welcomed and supported by JP, the party said.
JP said Maldives has reaped innumerable benefits by being a member of the Commonwealth in the past, and has also played an important role in the union. The people of the nation are eagerly awaiting the day Maldives will rejoin the Commonwealth and State institutes are ready to take on the task, JP said.
The delegation is currently in the Maldives carrying out an assessment of the country in order to gather information before Maldives can rejoin the Commonwealth again. Rejoining the Commonwealth is one of the high-priority pledges in President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s first 100-days agenda.
President Solih had addressed a formal letter to the secretary general of Commonwealth during December 2018, expressing interest to rejoin the union.