“Maldives Vows Diplomatic Measures to Ensure No Foreign Military Presence” – President Mohamed Muizzu reaffirms commitment to removing a small Indian military presence and pledges to address security issues through diplomacy during his inauguration.
Muizzu, who won the September presidential election, emphasizes the importance of respecting security red lines for both his country and others.
Despite the goal of relocating Indian military personnel, he expresses dedication to strengthening investment ties with both India and China. The Maldives, caught in the influence competition between India and China, faces economic challenges with high public debt.
Muizzu acknowledges the danger of growing debt and promises swift action to address the issue.
Notable international figures attend the inauguration, including U.S. Agency for International Development administrator Samantha Power and Chinese State Councillor Shen Yiqin.