Former president returns from meeting of International Democrat Union in New Zealand

Former President Mohamed Nasheed has arrived back in the Maldives after attending a meeting of the International Democrat Union (IDU) in Wellington, New Zealand.

According to a statement from the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), during the meeting Nasheed explained the political situation in the Maldives and how the deadlock could be resolved. Nasheed also had meetings with Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand Murray McCully.

Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives, Don McKinnon, also addressed the meeting, along with New Zealand’s Chair of Parliamentary Foreign Affairs, and Peter Goodfellow, President of New Zealand’s National Party.