New York

02 December 2016

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Maldives

The Secretary-General is concerned by the increasing polarization in the Maldives, which has made dialogue among the Government and political parties increasingly difficult. 

The Secretary-General strongly encourages all concerned to work toward an inclusive dialogue aimed at finding mutually acceptable solutions based on compromise, the primacy of the national interest and the preservation of democratic principles and institutions. The United Nations reiterates its readiness to extend its support to an inclusive and genuine dialogue and continue facilitation efforts.