Sri Lanka can advise Maldives if required says former FM

Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon said that Sri Lanka can advise the Maldives, if required.

Speaking exclusively to the Colombo Gazette on the current state of affairs in the Maldives, the relationship between the Maldives and Sri Lanka and China’s role in the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon said that Sri Lanka has on some occasions, but very rarely, made public statements about Maldives.

“I also remember speaking to the Foreign Minister a couple of years back to say that as a close friend we don’t really like being criticized by public statements, because close friends talk to each other, they do give frank advice if things are not going the right way, and I think Sri Lanka definitely should urge Maldives and the Maldives Government to take things in the right direction which would benefit the Maldivian people in the long term,” she said.

She also said that there is a lot both countries can learn together the Maldives looks forward to continue with that support and to remain close as countries. (Colombo Gazette)

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