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Maldives President's envoy meets top Chinese official

IANS  |  Beijing 

An envoy of the has met the Chinese to seek support amid a raging political crisis threatening stability in the atoll nation, officials said on Friday.

The reported on its website that met Maldivian on Thursday and told him that believes "the archipelago should return to normalcy in accordance with law".

Wang said the government of the and other implicated parties should resolve their differences through dialogue, adding that respected the principle of not interfering in the internal affairs of the other countries, news reported.

He said that international community should play a "constructive role" to promote stability and development in the island nation.

Saeed said the would protect Chinese employees and organisations in the country, which is also a popular tourist destination for Chinese tourists.

embattled -- who refused to implement orders of the and declared a state of Emergency on February 6 -- sent representatives to traditional allies Pakistan, and to drum up support amid the political turmoil.

and the US as well as the UN have urged Yameen to lift the state of Emergency and release the two judges who were arrested after they ordered the release of exiled former and nine other high-profile political prisoners.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 14:30 IST