Though the Commonwealth Secretary General's Special Envoy Sir Donald McKinnon has met President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik and former President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday, the details of the discussions have been kept confidential.
Government Spokesperson Abbas Adil Riza stressed that the details of the discussions would be disclosed by McKinnon himself.
“McKinnon would release a statement. So far the arrangement does not permit the government to say anything,” he said.
Nasheed’s representative in the discussions with McKinnon said that the “meeting was confidential” and hence refused to divulge any details.
While McKinnon held individual meetings with President Waheed and his predecessor Nasheed, a teleconference meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) has been scheduled for tomorrow over the transfer of power in the Maldives. It is believed that the debate on removing Maldives from CMAG’s agenda would take place during the meeting.
President Waheed had earlier stated that he would request McKinnon to try and get the Maldives removed from CMAG’s agenda. He further stressed that there were no more excuses to keep the Maldives in CMAG’s agenda.