Beijing: China has said it firmly opposes foreign interference in the Maldives. Also, 20 agreements have been signed between the two countries, including China’s cooperation in the tourism development of the Maldives.
After three Maldivian ministers made comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and against India, the campaign for Indians to avoid visiting the country intensified in our country. In this case, Maldives President Mohammed Moiseu, who is considered a Chinese supporter, went to China on the 8th. The President of Maldives, who met Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday, met with the country’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang today and held talks. In a joint statement issued subsequently, “Both sides agree to continue to firmly support the core interests of both countries.
China firmly supports the Maldives in asserting its country’s sovereignty, independence, national honor and respect. Moreover, China supports the Maldives to explore its own development path according to its own national situation. “In addition, China firmly opposes external interference in the internal affairs of the Maldives,” it said.
In the joint statement, the Maldives side said: “Maldives firmly supports the one-China policy. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. Maldives opposes anything that undermines China’s sovereignty. An independent Taiwan is a separatist move. Maldives will never establish official relations with Taiwan. Maldives opposes external interference in China’s internal affairs. “Maldives supports all China’s efforts towards national integration,” the Maldives said.
20 agreements have been signed between the two countries, including China’s cooperation in the tourism development of the Maldives. It is noteworthy that Russia ranks first in the number of foreigners visiting Maldives, India ranks second with more than two lakh tourists, and China ranks third.