5 December 2016
Jumhooree Party Supports the Statement by the UN Calling on the Government of the Maldives to Begin Political Consultations
Jumhooree Party welcomes the statement issued on behalf of the UN Secretary General on the 2nd of December 2016 expressing concern over the increasing polarization in the Maldives which is hindering the Government from holding meaningful discussions with political parties and resolving current political tensions. Jumhooree Party supports the UN Secretary General’s calls for political consultations in a spirit of compromise giving primacy to national interest and the preservation of democratic principles and institutions. Jumhooree party always welcomes meaningful and inclusive dialogue and stands fully committed to such consultations unconditionally. An inclusive dialogue is vital for easing current political tensions and creating the conditions for free and fair and all-inclusive elections, which is absolutely necessary for strengthening democratic governance.
In view of the urgent need to find solutions that are acceptable to all and to facilitate all-inclusive and free and fair elections, Jumhooree Party calls on the Government to begin political consultations in earnest and without further delay. Jumhooree Party welcomes the support of the UN in facilitating the Government in this important endeavour.