MALE, Maldives - An important discussion involving some of the top figures of the Maldivian political opposition, including deputy leader of the People's National Congress (PNC), MP Mohammed Saeed, and Vice President of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Ahmed Shiyaam, took place yesterday.
The talks, which were held with the Canadian High Commissioner to the Maldives, Eric Walsh, also involved Vice President of PNC, Ibrahim Shujaau, and Zane Yameen, the son of former president Yameen. The meeting aimed to highlight several crucial issues afflicting the country's current political scenario.
"We raised several concerns on the current political situation, including the unlawful incarceration of the opposition leader Prez Yameen, the Parliament Shutdown, Human Rights, transparency and the need to uphold rule of law in the country," MP Saeed stated in a tweet following the meeting.
This discussion marks another episode in the series of meetings the opposition has been having with representatives of various countries and international organizations. The objective is to spotlight what they describe as the "atrocities" committed by President Solih's administration.
Among the issues addressed were the controversial imprisonment of former President Yameen, the current shutdown of the parliament, concerns over human rights and transparency, and the overall adherence to the rule of law in the Maldives.
The opposition expressed gratitude to the Canadian High Commission for their continued support to the Maldives during this challenging time. The Canadian delegation has yet to issue a statement regarding the meeting.
The opposition's international outreach and diplomatic efforts are indicative of a growing concern about the political climate within the Maldives.