14. 10. 2016
The Republic of Maldives wants to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations. This was stated by the official representatives of the country. The Government of Maldives makes such a step because it considers unacceptable the Commonwealth intervention in the affairs of state. Moreover, the authorities of the Republic of Maldives believe that the attitude to the country is unfair.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Maldives said that this decision was not easy. But it was a necessary and imminent measure. He also added that the Commonwealth of Nations had not appreciated all the efforts aimed at the development of democracy in the country that had been taken by the Republic of Maldives.
It is worth mentioning that earlier the Commonwealth has warned the government of Maldives about the possible suspension of membership in this organization.
The representatives of the Government of Maldives made the first step.