The Maldives government reiterates its support for the One-China policy but declines to make an official statement

Maldives government reiterated its dedication to the One-China policy . The Maldives occupies a crucial place in Indias Neighbourhood First scheme .

Male Maldives: August 7: According to local media reports, the Maldives government reiterated its dedication to the One-China policy, but said it would not make a formal statement on it.The Foreign Ministry of the country in response to press inquiries stressed on Maldives' dedication to the One China strategy.According to Avas.mv, the Ministry of Justice will not make a formal statement on the matter.The Maldives, a key neighbor of India in the Indian Ocean Region, occupies a crucial place in Indias Neighbourhood First scheme.

China and the Maldives forged close relationships when Abdulla Yameen Yameen was president of the islands.In 2018, Yameen was ousted from office, with Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as the new president.Notably, India's ties with the Maldives have increased dramatically under Solih, being multi-dimensional, largely cordial, and cooperative.Both sides claim that the cooperation has seen rapid growth in most areas, particularly in the area of innovation, recently.

During the meeting, a number of key agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were announced.In parallel, the Pakistan and Sri Lankan governments had also reiterated their dedication to the One China initiative, as shown by the Indian ministry earlier this month.