Clashes erupt in Maldives Parliament during crucial vote on President Muizzu's Cabinet

Clashes erupt in Maldives Parliament during crucial vote on President Muizzu's Cabinet

The main Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) decided to withhold parliamentary approval for four members of President Muizzu’s Cabinet ahead of the voting on the Cabinet. File | Photo Credit: AP Clashes broke out in Maldives’ Parliament on January 28 between pro-government MPs and Opposition lawmakers over differences over the approval of four members of pro-China … Read more

Maldives, China sign 20 agreements after Muizzu-Xi meeting amid diplomatic row with India

Maldives, China sign 20 agreements after Muizzu-Xi meeting amid diplomatic row with India

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held in-depth talks with his Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Muizzu following which the two countries signed 20 “key” agreements, including one on tourism cooperation, and announced the elevation of their bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Mr. Muizzu said he was honoured to pay his first state visit … Read more

Maldives decides not to renew hydrographic survey agreement with India

Maldives decides not to renew hydrographic survey agreement with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Maldives Mohamed Muizzu during the COP28, in UAE, December 1, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Maldives has said that it will not renew the hydrographic survey agreement made with India. Maldives’ Under Secretary for Public Policy Mohamed Firuzul said that part of the ‘Hafthaa-14’ roadmap … Read more

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju to represent India at Maldives President’s oath-taking ceremony

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju to represent India at Maldives President’s oath-taking ceremony

Union Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju. | Photo Credit: G N RAO Union Minister of Earth Sciences Kiren Rijiju will represent India at the oath-taking ceremony of Maldivian President-elect Mohamed Muizzu. Mr. Rijiju will be on a two-day official visit to the island nation from November 16 at the invitation of the President-elect of the Maldives, Dr. Mohamed … Read more

Opposition candidate Muizzu poised for victory in Maldives presidential run-off 

Opposition candidate Muizzu poised for victory in Maldives presidential run-off 

Maldives’ main opposition candidate Mohamed Muizzu casts his vote in Male, Maldives, on September 30, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Frontrunner and Opposition candidate Mohamed Muizzu appeared poised for victory in the Maldivian presidential race, provisional results of Saturday’s run-off showed, as he beat the India-friendly incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a closely fought contest … Read more

Maldives frontrunner eyes closer ties with China

Maldives frontrunner eyes closer ties with China

Mohamed Muizzu, Maldives presidential candidate of the opposition party, People’s National Congress, casts his vote at a polling station during the Maldives presidential election day in Male, Maldives, on September 09, 2023. | Photo Credit: Reuters The Maldives stands at a geopolitical crossroads ahead of its presidential runoff vote with the frontrunner, a former construction … Read more