India on Friday, reacting to reports that China hoped that the Maldives government can resolve the raging internal political crisis on its own, said that all countries can play a constructive role in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.
"We hope that all countries can play a constructive role in Maldives, instead of doing the opposite," it added.
Experts say the Maldivian crisis could well become a new power struggle between India and China.
The court ruling of February 1 - if implemented -- would have restored the Nasheed party's majority and threatened Yameen's presidency.
Nasheed, perceived to be close to New Delhi, has urged India to intervene militarily, a move which China has warned will only complicate the situation.
"Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with the Maldives' President's special envoy, (Maldivian) Economic Development Minister Mohamed Saeed. He introduced the current situation in the Maldives and said that the government is committed to upholding the rule of the law and social order and independently achieving national stability and development," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in Beijing.
Geng also reiterated that China would not interfere in the Maldives' internal affairs and oppose any outside intervention.
Wang told Saeed that China was closely watching the situation and was confident that Male had the wisdom to solve the crisis by itself.
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