The threat of sanctions against the Maldives has been revoked by the European Union on Monday in the EU foreign ministers meeting held in Luxemburg.
The EU reasoned the decision stated that the political situation in the Maldives has improved after President Mohamed Ibrahim Solih’s dominant win ousting main competitor and the then-president Abdulla Yameen in the 2018 presidential elections.
After his win in the election, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih pledged to end the graft and corruption escalated in Abdulla Yameen’s regime.
The sanctions were imposed in July of last year when the EU implemented a legal framework to enable it to impose constraints on Maldivian people and organizations in reaction to political unrest that occurred when all its primary rivals were imprisoned or exiled by the former president of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen.
“Since the inauguration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration in November 2018, the political situation has improved.” the European Council which groups the 28 member states, said in a statement.
In the fourth annual strategy dialogue between the Maldives and the EU on 11 March 2019, the Maldivian government revealed its firm commitment to consolidating democracy, ensuring good governance, and promoting respect for human rights.