The Government of Maldives has disclosed its decision to support neighboring India’s candidature to a non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, for the term 2028-2029.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the decision to support India was taken following the visit undertaken by the Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, from 18-19 January 2023 to the Maldives.
As such, the ministry notes that the Maldives’ strong support for India is rooted in the strong partnership and close bonds of friendship that exists between both countries.
Foreign Ministry went on to note that India has continuously demonstrated strong and effective leadership in maintaining international peace and security.
The ministry stated that India has also been a strong proponent of the values and principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter.
Furthermore, Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that the Government of Maldives is confident that India will be a voice for all developing countries on the Security Council, and will continue to make meaningful contributions towards global discourse on peace and security in the years to come.
The election for the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, for the term 2028-2029 is scheduled to be held during the eighty-first session of the United Nations General Assembly in June 2027.