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China Urges Maldives Ruling, Opposition Parties To Resolve Internal Affairs Through Dialogue

BEIJING, Feb 7 (web): Terming the current situation in Maldives as its “internal affairs”, a Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Wednesday urged the ruling and opposition parties to resolve it through dialogue and consultations.
“As I stated in a press conference a few days ago, what happened in the Maldives at the moment is the internal affair of Maldives and should be properly resolved through dialogue and consultation between the two sides,” Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing here.
He said that the international community should play a constructive role on the basis of respecting the sovereignty of Maldives, and should not take any action that further complicates the situation.
Responding to a question regarding arrest of opposition members and supreme court judges, he hoped that all parties concerned in the Maldives would properly resolve their differences through dialogue and consultation so as to restore national stability and social stability as soon as possible.
“At the same time, we also believe that the government, political parties and people of Maldives are wise and capable of coping with the current situation autonomously,” he added.
About recently signed FTA by China and Maldives, he opined that both the countries had maintained friendly and cooperative relations.
“It is in the interest of the two countries and their peoples to sign a free trade agreement between the two countries. Facts have proved that the signing of the free trade agreement further deepens the cooperation between the two countries and brings more benefits to both peoples,” he added.
The spokesperson reiterated that the current situation in Maldives was the internal affair of Maldives, adding “China consistently upholds the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.”
When asked to comment on former president of Maldives call on India to intervene and send special envoys to Maldives, he said, “As I said just now, the international community should play a constructive role on the basis of respecting the sovereignty of Maldives. We should not take any action that complicates the situation.”

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