Written by Staff Writer
20 Nov, 2018 | 3:26 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Maldives has decided to rejoin the Commonwealth, two years after withdrawing from the 53-nation group.
The country left the Commonwealth during former President Abdulla Yameen’s administration in October 2016, amid mounting pressure from the group over corruption and deteriorating human rights. It accused the Commonwealth of interfering in domestic affairs and “unfair and unjust” treatment.
The newly appointed cabinet ministers of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih passed a resolution to rejoin the Commonwealth at a meeting held today (November 19).
President Solih had pledged to rejoin the Commonwealth and to commence work to do so within the first 100 days of his term.
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