20 April 2016, Male'; The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, at its meeting held in London today decided not to include the Maldives on its formal agenda. The Concluding Statement issued by the Ministers also stressed the importance of all political parties engaging constructively in political dialogue. The CMAG Ministers in particular took note of the progress made by the Government on political dialogue process and expressed the hope that the “proximity talks facilitated by the United Nations would bring the Government and opposition representatives closer to purposeful and forward-looking dialogue”.
The CMAG had also noted the progress the Government has made in strengthening the Justice Sector in the country and in particular noted the passage in the Parliament of the Criminal Procedure Bill, that was passed recently by the Parliament.
At the CMAG meeting held at the Commonwealth Headquarters in London today, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon and Attorney General Mohamed Anil briefed the CMAG Ministers on President Yameen’s National Governance Reform Plan to strengthen the country’s governance system with a focus on strengthening the justice sector and improving the quality of services provided by the State.