1 September 2015, New York;

The United Nations Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon says he and the United Nations “do not want to interfere in the internal politics of the Maldives”. The SG made these remarks at the meeting held with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon at the UN HQ yesterday. The Secretary General further expressed encouragement for political dialogue among all stakeholders.

The meeting took place on 30 September 2015, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Debate at the United Nations Headquarters. Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, and Permanent Representative of Maldives to the UN, Mr Ahmed Sareer participated in the meeting.