New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Stating that the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed is an internal matter of Maldives, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said New Delhi hopes that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner.
"We have noted the decision of President Mohamed Nasheed to resign in favour of Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed. This is an internal matter of the Maldives, to be resolved by Maldivians. We hope that all issues will be resolved in a peaceful and democratic manner," said MEA official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.
"India has traditionally enjoyed close ties of friendship and cooperation with the Maldives. We remain committed to extending the fullest support and cooperation to the Government of Maldives in its endeavour to promote peace and progress in the Maldives and the prosperity and well being of its people," he added.
The MEA spokesperson further said New Delhi continues to closely monitor the situation in Maldives and understand that the Indian expatriate community there is safe.
The President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has reportedly announced his resignation following weeks of public protests over his controversial order to arrest a senior judge. (ANI)
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