In a recent meeting with US Ambassador to Maldives, Hugo Yon, Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer voiced deep apprehensions regarding the recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) vote on the Gaza situation. Maldives conveyed concerns specifically over the US’s veto of a resolution, spearheaded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), urging an immediate end to aggressive attacks by Jewish forces in Gaza since October 7.
During this diplomatic exchange, Minister Zameer underscored the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire and the establishment of humanitarian aid corridors. He stressed the significance of international intervention to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in the region.
The recent UNSC resolution, backed by thirteen countries, reflected global concern over the situation in Gaza. However, the United States, exercising its veto power as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, opposed the resolution, maintaining its stance against a ceasefire.
Beyond the discussions on Gaza, the meeting between Maldives and the US Ambassador encompassed various collaborative aspects, including defense, trade, and people-to-people relations. This multifaceted engagement highlights the depth of diplomatic ties between the two nations.
As the international community grapples with the complexities of the Gaza situation, Maldives continues to advocate for a swift and comprehensive resolution to alleviate the suffering of the affected population. The meeting with the US Ambassador serves as a platform for diplomatic dialogue and cooperation on shared concerns and interests.