Statement by the Government of Maldives expressing its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

08 August 2018

The Government of Maldives is following with concern the diplomatic row between Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The provocation by any foreign state hindering the respect for sovereignty and the basic principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states is a clear violation of the international conventions and norms of conduct between states.

The Government of Maldives affirms its full solidarity with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting the policies and actions adopted to uphold its sovereignty.

It is important for all states to respect and honour the noble principles of the United Nations Charter and resolve their differences amicably through diplomacy and dialogue.