K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 07-March-2018 | Wednesday 21:36 | zunana | Local | 3,174
British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, MP Mark Field has met with Maldives Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ahmed Shiaan on Wednesday evening to discuss the current political unrest in the Maldives.
On Tuesday night MP Field took to twitter expressing his concern over the State of Emergency President Yameen had declared on February 5 after refusing to implement a Supreme Court order to release political prisoners.
At the House of Commons on Tuesday, the MP revealed that he was to have a meeting with Ambassador Shiaan on Wednesday to seek an explanation of what the government of Maldives is doing in these areas.
I spoke in the House last night on the deeply concerning situation in #Maldives - we continue to urge President Yameen to peacefully end the state of emergency. My speech: https://t.co/OpzMn20P4U pic.twitter.com/j85C8qZCWr— Mark Field MP (@MarkFieldUK) March 7, 2018
While MP Field has called on the President to peacefully lift the State of Emergency, on Wednesday evening he had tweeted of his meeting with Ambassador Shiaan.
Met #Maldives Ambassador Shiaan to raise UK’s serious concerns about State of Emergency in Maldives. Urged the swift restoration of fundamental rights and a peaceful resolution. Safety of British visitors a priority.— Mark Field MP (@MarkFieldUK) March 7, 2018
MP Field said that the safety of British visitors is a priority and that he calls on the immediate restoration of fundamental rights and a peaceful resolution.
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