- Maldives addresses the 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference
- MNDF holds graduation ceremony of the 12th drill instructor course
- Case of accidental vehicular homicide forwarded to PG’s Office
- Case of unlawful confinement and sexual exploitation sent to PG’s Office
- Commissioner of Police meets 2 new lecturers for the ISLES Degree Course
- Minister of State for Economic Development Abdulla Ameen and Deputy Minister of Tourism Mohamed Maleeh Jamal Dismissed
- Only Gasim knew the importance of educated youth to build the nation- Ilham
- Nominations for National Awards for Special Achievement close today
- Mahloof resigns as PPM spokesperson
- No issue raised when GMR case was investigated is found in ACC report- Ahmed Mohamed
- Pest control operation in Dh. Kudahuvadhoo
- 2 apprehended and 1 being sought in relation to case of assault
- Police delegation returns from training with the FBI
All-Party Talks Make Important Progress
The Participants in the All-Party Talks reconvened yesterday and, according to the Convener, Mr. Ahmed Mujuthaba, were able to make important progress. The Talks were established in the immediate aftermath of the 7th February transfer of power, as part of a process to resolve political tensions through dialogue.
Since they were first convened, the talks have faced a number of procedural delays, however, at yesterday’s meeting, delegates from all parties agreed on the order of a six-point agenda. They also agreed to speed-up the talks by holding a two- or three-day retreat (until now, participants have only met for a few hours at a time). After the meeting, Mr. Mujuthaba announced that he is hopeful that the talks will be concluded soon and that all decisions had been reached by consensus.
According to Mr. Mujuthaba the order will proceed as follows: Public order and stability; State budget concerns; Independence of national institutions; Identity and revise any laws; Constitutional amendments and setting a date for early elections
Parties have reacted positively to the consensual manner in which the talks took place yesterday. For example, one of the Maldives Democratic Party’s (MDP – the party of former President Nasheed) representatives, Mr. Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, said he believed the most recent session was a “breakthrough”.
The All-Party Talks will continue later this month at a two-day weekend retreat at Bandos Island Resort and Spa. The retreat may be extended for a further day if required.