As the four-member diplomatic team returned home from the Maldives, the Centre reported “forward movement” towards resolving the impasse over former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge inside the Indian High Commission in Male.
Led by by Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the delegation had been on a mission to the Indian Ocean archipelago to hold talks with the various stakeholders to thrash out an amicable settlement to the unprecedented standoff.
“These interactions have provided some forward movement and the team continues to work further on the available inputs so that the matter could be resolved to satisfaction,” the Indian mission said in a release.
The officials remained tight-lipped on the nature of the “forward movement”, but insisted that some developments could be expected in the next couple of days.
Nasheed remained holed up at the High Commission, claiming that the court case slapped on him was politically motivated and was designed to stop him from standing for the forthcoming poll in September.