Amidst a raging crisis, Maldives has decided to send its envoys to China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. India does not figure in the list. An announcement made by Abdulla Yameen, President of Maldives said that members of the administration's cabinet would visit friendly nations of Maldives and provide updates on the current situation.
It may be recalled that China had warned against any external intervention in Maldives. The Global Times in an editorial had said that New Delhi should not interfere in the ongoing crisis in Maldives. It said that the political strife in a country is an internal problem and none should meddle in it.
The international community should play a constructive role on the basis of respecting the sovereignty of the Maldives rather than take actions that may further complicate the situation," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said without mentioning India.
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had on Tuesday asked India on to send an "envoy, backed by its military" to free two Supreme Court judges and former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who were detained on the orders of Yameen. "We request a physical presence," he had said.