Maldives to support India’s candidature to UN Security Council

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. | Photo: President’s Office

Malé, Maldives – Government of Maldives has decided to support India’s candidature to a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, for the term 2028-2029.

The election for which is scheduled to be held during the eighty-first session of the United Nations General Assembly in June 2027.

The decision to support India was taken following the visit undertaken by the Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, from 18-19 January 2023 to the Maldives.

The Maldives’ strong support for India is rooted in the strong partnership and close bonds of friendship that exists between both countries, the Maldivian Foreign Ministry said in their statement.

The statement also read that India has continuously demonstrated strong and effective leadership in maintaining international peace and security. India has also been a strong proponent of the values and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

Government of Maldives also stated that it is confident that India will be a voice for all developing countries on the Security Council, and will continue to make meaningful contributions towards global discourse on peace and security in the years to come.