Commonwealth Relations 21 April, 2017
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Maldives' Membership in the Commonwealth and it's participation in Meetings

The Maldives joined the Commonwealth as a special member on 9 July 1982 and became a full member on 20 July 1985. The Maldives - Commonwealth relationship can be characterised as involving excellent co-operation and active participation.

In 1982, the Maldives participated for the first time in the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Regional Meeting held in Suva , Fiji . The Maldives has participated in all subsequent Commonwealth Summits: Nassau, Bahamas (1985); Vancouver, Canada (1987); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1989); Harare, Zimbabwe (1991); Limassol, Cyprus (1993); Auckland, New Zealand (1995), Edinburgh, Scotland (1997); Durban, South Africa (1999), Coolum, Australia (2002) and Abuja, Nigeria (2003).

The Maldives has also been participating in the Commonwealth Education, Finance, Health, Law, women's Affairs and Youth Ministers' Meetings.

The Maldives is also a member of Commonwealth organisations such as Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC), Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP).

26 October, 2013
Government's Press Statement on Two Members' Disqualification from Parliament
The government accepts the disqualification of two members of the Parliament, as per the Supreme Court's ruling on 24th October.
24 October, 2013
President Waheed attends President’s Cup 2013 final match
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has attended the final match of the President’s Cup 2013. The match was held last evening at the Galolhu Stadium.
21 October, 2013
Sacrifices of national heroes must be held close to our hearts - says President
Commander in Chief, President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that as a country, and as a national defense force, it was important to hold the sacrifices of our national heroes close to our hearts, and follow their example.


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