Mali: The President of the country, Mohammad Moise, has said in the country’s parliament that the Indian forces will leave the Maldives by May.
Mohammed Moise, who is known as a Chinese supporter, is serious about expelling the Indian army from the country after becoming the president of Maldives. In this case, Mohammed Moiseu, who addressed the country’s parliament today (Monday), said that no country can be allowed to interfere in the affairs of the Maldives and harm its sovereignty. Indian troops are stationed at three air bases in the Maldives. Indian troops at one of the air bases will leave by March 10. Indian troops at the other two airbases will leave by May 10. He said that an agreement for this has been made between India and Maldives.
The two major opposition parties of the Maldives, the MTP and the Democratic Party, have strongly opposed this move by Mohammed Moiseu. While the President was speaking in Parliament, 56 members including 43 members of the MTP and 13 members of the Democratic Party walked out. There were only 24 members in the House when Mohammed Moise spoke. This is considered to be the biggest backlash to a President’s speech in the history of the Maldives Parliament. The ADP and the Democratic Party are trying to oust President Mohammad Moiseu, saying that his anti-India attitude is wrong.
There are 87 Indian troops in Maldives. They are providing humanitarian aid and medical aid in the country. India’s foreign ministry says India has reached an agreement with the Maldives to continue using air bases even if India withdraws troops, Reuters reported.