MALE, Feb. 5, 2024
From our Overseas Bureau
President Mohamed Muizzu today said the first group of Indian military personnel will be sent back from the island nation before March 10, 2024 while the remaining Indian troops manning two aviation platforms will be withdrawn by May 10, 2024.
In his maiden address to Parliament, Muizzu, widely seen as a pro-China leader, said he believes a large majority of Maldivians support his administration with the expectation that they will remove foreign military presence from the country, and recover the lost oceanic territory.
Reportedly, Maldivian President said his administration will not allow any State agreements that may compromise the country’s sovereignty.