Attorney General (AG) Ibrahim Riffath has stated that the Maldives will win in the maritime boundary dispute with Mauritius.
Speaking at a press conference held at the President’s Office, AG Riffath said there is no evidence that Maldivian fishermen had trespassed in the disputed region and that such issues are related to international fishing rights. He said that the Maldives has a high chance of receiving a large portion of the disputed region if it were found that Maldivians fish in the region. He, however, said there are no official records confirming that Maldivians had used the region for fishing.
Also at the press conference, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid said the government’s policy on the maritime dispute is to not give an inch of territory while also gaining the largest amount of territory possible. He assured that all previous decisions made regarding maritime disputes have been ruled fairly for the Maldives and that the government has not changed its policy on such issues.