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‘Convenience, not geopolitical shift’: Maldives foreign minister dismisses diplomatic shift towards China – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Maldives foreign minister Moosa Zameer, who is currently on a visit to India, highlighted that President Mohamed Muizzu’s decision to visit China before India was based on convenience rather than any underlying geopolitical shift. He further addressed speculations regarding military pacts with China, emphasizing that the Maldives has no intention of hosting foreign militaries on its soil.Dismissing speculations of defence pact with China, Zameer said, "I don't think there is any military pact with China.One thing the president of Maldives has clearly said is that we are not bringing in any foreign militaries in the Maldives, no, we are not. The president visited Turkey as well as China. I think that mainly for convenience because obviously, we did discuss with Delhi about a v...