India Agrees To Withdraw Soldiers From Maldives
India’s government has agreed to withdraw its soldiers from the Maldives, the Indian Ocean archipelago’s President Mohamed Muizzu said.
“We also agreed to set up a high-level committee to solve issues related to development projects,” he said.
Muizzu made the remarks following engagements on the sidelines of the COP28 climate summit with Indian officials.
The Maldives “acknowledged the utility of these Indian platforms discussions on how to keep them operational are ongoing. The core group that both sides have agreed to set up will look at details of how to take this forward,” said the official, without commenting directly on Muizzu’s remarks.
Most of the Indian military personnel were in the Maldives to operate and manage two helicopters and a Dornier aircraft given to the Maldives by India.