26 August 2012, Male’;
Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah has said that President Dr. Waheed’s decision to invite all political parties to “All Party Talks” before Commission of National Inquiry’s report was not because of any.
In an interview with Haveeru Daily, Foreign Minister said that President Waheed has no pressure from the Government of Sri Lanka or the diplomatic community based in Colombo and that it was his own decision. In the statement made by President Dr. Waheed while meeting the foreign diplomats in Colombo, he said that he will invite all political parties to “All Party Talks” within the next 48 hours. Dr. Samad said that the President was always willing to hold discussions and that the “All Party Talks” were on halt because of the differences among the parties.
The Foreign Minister also revealed that International Community always wants, peace and security be up held in the Maldives and a solution to the current political situation through dialogue.