New Delhi, India – Foreign Minister of Maldives and President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid has said that the anti-India campaign in Maldives is being carried out by the opposition members.
In an interview he gave to an Indian media outlet during an official trip to India as President of the UN General Assembly, Shahid told that the anti-India campaign in Maldives is being spearheaded by opposition members those who have “no development agenda” for the island nation.
Shahid also added that the Maldives will maintain the ”India First” policy but the island nation would also work closely with China and other countries.
“Partnership between Maldives and India is based on mutual trust and mutual recognition of the closeness, the affinity we have between our two countries. And the relationship has thoroughly flourished during President Solih’s time since 2018,”Foreign Minister of Maldives and President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid
Minister Shahid also added that the group carrying out the India-Out campaign have nothing to offer to the people and that the campaign is a tool to push the public against the current government.
President of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid visited India from August 28 to 29 and meet the senior leadership, focussing on ongoing issues at the UN body and the country’s engagement with the world organization. Pictures of Shahid attending a party of GMR boss, Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao alongside with Speaker of Maldivian Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed who was also in India on an unofficial trip have also surfaced recently.