Malé, Maldives – The Chairperson of the Parliament Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) Mohamed Aslam has said that there is no clause that impacts the sovereignty of the Maldives in the controversial Uthuru Thilafalhu (UTF) agreement.
MP Aslam stated this after the entire UTF agreement was presented to the 241 Committee with the assurance that the agreement will remain confidential due to the relation to national security.
The Defence Minister Mariya Didi, Chief of Defence Force Major General Abdulla Shamal and other senior members of the Defence Ministry attended the 241 committee session this morning.
We are now confident that the the [Uthuru Thilafalhu] agreement signed between the governments of India and Maldives do not contain any clauses that will directly impact the sovereignty of the Maldives.Chairperson of the Parliament Committee on National Security Services (241 Committee) Mohamed Aslam
Earlier this year, an alleged draft agreement of the Uthuru Thilafalhu (UTF) naval base harbour project was leaked by Former Home Minister, Umar Naseer. The government has stated that this was a fake and refused to disclose the agreement to the parliament.