Maldives minister over remarks on PM Modi


Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer, who’s on his first official go to to India, has distanced his authorities from the derogatory remarks made by a few of its ministers towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer, who’s on his first official go to to India, has distanced his authorities from the derogatory remarks made by a few of its ministers towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stated that it was not the stand of the federal government and that “proper action” has been taken to make sure that it’s not repeated.

 In an interview with ANI, Maldivian Foreign Minister Zameer reiterated the federal government’s stance, stating, “I think if you have seen, like you said, we have said that it’s not the stand of the government or it’s not the view of the government. And we believe it shouldn’t have been doneAnd then we are taking proper action to make sure that this don’t repeat.”

“And I think if you have seen, there has been a misunderstanding, social media mainly, but the governments of the Maldives in India, we understand what has happened and we have passed that stage now,” he added.The row between India and the Maldives broke out over derogatory posts made by three officers about PM Narendra Modi.

Following derogatory remarks towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maldives Deputy Youth Ministers Mariyam Shiuna, Mahzoom Majid and Malsha Shareef have been suspended indefinitely, however all three will proceed to obtain their salaries, the President’s Office has stated, Maldives native media Adhadhu reported.Providing additional details about the suspensions, Maldives President’s Office Communications Minister Ibrahim Khaleel advised Adhadhu that the three deputy ministers had been suspended indefinitely as a measure taken to look into the matter.The Male is now going through a boycott by Indian vacationers, who’re one of many largest contributors to the nation’s revenue.In gentle of considerations a few potential decline in Indian vacationer visits to the Maldives following the controversy, Minister Zameer expressed the Maldivian authorities’s eagerness to fix ties with India and reiterated their invitation to Indian vacationers.

“I think the Minister of Tourism has clearly said that he would like to welcome and I like myself to welcome all Indians who would like to travel to Maldives. But I think in the long term, once we move forward because if you’re seen in the last eight months , in Maldives and India, we are going through election cycles. So I think we will move beyond that phase pretty soon and we would like all Indian tourists to come back,” he stated. 

“And if you look at the trajectory of what has happened. If you go back about 10 years ago, there continued to be a very important source market and then during COVID Indian travelers actually came into all this in high numbers. And then that trend continued  In the past couple of months and we have had about 16-17 per cent increase and then of course there has been a decrease in Indian markets but I’m confident that it will pick up in the near future,” he added. 

Zameer’s go to to India comes amid strained ties with Maldives below President Mohamed Muizzu’s authorities and as India stated that it’ll exchange its navy personnel from Maldives earlier than May 10.

In April, the MEA stated that the primary batch of Indian technical personnel reached the Maldives to interchange the defence personnel.India and the Maldives have held two high-level core group conferences, and the third one is predicted to happen quickly.The elimination of Indian troops from the nation was the principal election marketing campaign of Muizzu’s celebration. Currently, there are round 70 Indian troops, together with Dornier 228 maritime patrol plane and two HAL Dhruv helicopters, stationed within the Maldives.

Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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