24 June 2016; “The EU Referendum in the UK yesterday was a clear demonstration of democracy in action; a historic verdict by the people and for the people, to leave the EU”, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon has said. The Minister made this remark following the announcement of the final results of the EU referendum that was held yesterday in the UK, in which the people voted to leave the EU.
The referendum has clearly shown British people’s commitment to determine their own future and to assert their sovereignty. Britain is an important bilateral partner of the Maldives, and is among the most important source markets for Maldives tourism. The Government has been working closely with the UK in strengthening the country’s partnerships with the EU, the Commonwealth, and other multilateral forums, in strengthening democracy in the Maldives, and in finding common solutions to global challenges, such as climate change.
The Maldives will continue to work closely with the UK both bilaterally and through multilateral arenas, in overcoming challenges and in promoting our shared values.