Summary: EU Presidency Declaration on the situation in the Maldives (9 November 2006: Brussels)
The European Union is concerned about increasing tensions in the Maldives. We urge the Maldivian government and the Maldivian Democratic Party to act responsibly and to exercise utmost restraint in order to avoid further civil unrest, violence and arrests. Both sides should avoid any steps that could endanger the political reform and democratisation process.
The EU calls on the both sides to resume discussions as soon as possible on the implementation of the democratisation process and the promotion of democracy in the Maldives.