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Maldives re-joined Commonwealth

Posted on : 05 Feb 2020

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  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Maldives on rejoining the Commonwealth as its 54th member.
  • The Maldives had joined the Commonwealth in 1982 but withdrew its membership in 2016.
  • Maldives had quit the Commonwealth in October 2016 after being threatened with suspension over its human rights record and lack of progress on democratic reform.
  • India as a partner of Maldives has strongly advocated for fast-tracking the re-admission of the island nation back into the Commonwealth.
  • With the membership, the Maldives’ diplomatic missions in fellow Commonwealth countries will change from Embassies into High Commissions, which will be symbolized through flag raising ceremonies.
  • The Commonwealth is a key grouping of countries, most of which are former territories of the British Empire.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also expressed happiness on Uzbekistan joining as Partner Country in the Surajkund Mela. 

Article Related Questions

  1. Which country re-joined Commonwealth recently?

  2. 1.Sri Lanka




    Right Ans : Maldives

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