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Govt spokesperson rebuffs claims of the meeting of Nasheed with Sri Lankan President
Government spokesperson, Abbas Adil Riza has rebuffed the claims of the alleged meeting of former President Mohamed Nasheed with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the decisions of the Commission of National Inquiry (CoNI).
Abbas said that the former President during his recent visit to Sri Lanka did not meet President Rajapaksa or any officials of the Sri Lankan government. He said that the claims of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) regarding such a meeting is false.
Abbas said that the government has been assured that the Sri Lankan government did not give Nasheed the opportunity to meet any official of the Sri Lankan government despite his many efforts to do so.
“Nasheed only met some foreigners who assist him. His allies are the likes of Salman Rushdie. And those who make his allies the likes such people are assisted by the West. This is not something new,” he said.
Noting that MDP is planning to cause unrest following the release of the final report of the Commission of National Inquiry, Abbas said that no diplomat from the international community and no organisation will support Nasheed in causing unrest and strife.
Abbas said that it has been proved that President Rajapaksa was not content with former President Nasheed even during Nasheed’s presidency.