“We will not allow any country to interfere with our sovereign power,” said Maldives President Muhammed Muizzu in Parliament.
According to the report of media NDTV, he did not mention the name of any country while standing in the Parliament, but indirectly he said these things to India.
Representatives of India and Maldives held a meeting in Delhi on Friday to resolve the impasse over the withdrawal of Indian troops. But there was no solution. On Monday, President Muizzu made a clear announcement in Parliament that the Indian Army must leave. He will not allow anyone outside to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.
Muhammad Muizzu announced the withdrawal of Indian troops from Maldives soon after assuming the post of President. It was informed that the Indian army should leave the country by May 10. Later India wanted to find a solution to this issue through negotiations. But it is clear, Muizzu is adamant in his decision.
Earlier, according to the local media of Maldives, President Muizzu said that New Delhi also agreed with his decision. Accordingly, the Indian Army will withdraw from one of the country’s three airports by March 10 and from the remaining two by May 10.
The President of Maldives also said that Maldives will not renew any agreement with India.
More than 80 Indian troops are stationed in Maldives to provide health and humanitarian services. When they leave, ordinary people will be given the responsibility of this work in their place.
According to Maldivian rule, the President delivers a special address to Parliament at the beginning of each year. Apart from presenting the picture of the overall progress of the country, he presented a speech about the way the country can move forward in the coming days. If there is a problem, how to deal with it is also discussed in this speech. This is Muizzu’s first address to Parliament after assuming office as President.