Maldives: Concerned by 'increasing polarization, Ban calls for parties to work toward inclusive dialogue

Aerial view of Malé, the capital of the Maldives.
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Aerial view of Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

Maldives: Concerned by 'increasing polarization, Ban calls for parties to work toward inclusive dialogue

Concerned by the increasing polarization in the Maldives, which has made dialogue among the Government and political parties increasingly difficult, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has encouraged all concerned to work toward an inclusive dialogue.

“The Secretary-General strongly encourages all concerned to work toward an inclusive dialogue aimed at finding mutually acceptable solutions based on compromise, the primacy of the national interest and the preservation of democratic principles and institutions,” said a statement issued by Mr. Ban's spokesperson this evening.

The statement added that the UN reiterates its readiness to extend its support to an inclusive and genuine dialogue and continue facilitation efforts.