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- Govt Oversight Committee to decide on cabinet approval issue on 23 Dec
- President Yameen Ratifies Anti-Human Trafficking Bill
- Minister at the President’s Office Scheduled to Attend OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Session
- Baros Maldives celebrates its 40th anniversary
- It is a worry if authorities don’t take action against law breakers- Shameem
- Gasim proved his love for the nation in the Presidential election- Ameen
- Many challenges even after catching illegal expats- Immigration
- All basic items will be sold cheap if all due payments are settled- Adam Azim
- National Flag to be flown at half-mast following death of former President of South Africa
- Vice President praises Nelson Mandela as a model of leadership for equality and rights
- Several issues regarding the school system would be resolved in time for new academic year – Vice President
- “Nelson Mandela was a source of Unrivalled Inspiration for Recent Generations” – President Yameen
All-Party talks to be held in Bandos
The All-Party Talks is to be continued at Bandos Island Resort and Spa from 31st of this month to 2nd of June.
According to the Convener, Ahmed Mujuthaba, said that the reason for continuing the talks is because the parties have reacted positively to the consensual manner. He said that holding the talks at Bandos will give them more time for them to discuss the issues raised in the talks.
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 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, Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, said he believed the most recent session was a “breakthrough”.