Male’: 5 June 2017

The Government of Maldives has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar effective from today, 5 June 2017.

The Maldives took the decision because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and extremism. The Maldives has always pursued a policy of promoting peace and stability in the Middle East. The Maldives reiterates its commitment to work with countries that promote peace, stability, and show solidarity in the fight against terrorism. 

The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Qatar on 26 May 1984.