Solih was speaking recently during a private meeting he had with Cyprus’ new Ambassador to the Maldives, based on New Delhi, Agis Loizou after he had presented him with his credentials at his office in Malé
According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry press release, during their meeting, the Cypriot Ambassador conveyed Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the Cypriot people’s warm wishes and expressed thanks for the principled position the Maldives government has on the Cyprus problem.
“President Solih confirmed that his country will continue to support the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cyprus”, the press release added.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Repeated rounds of UN-led peace talks have so far failed to yield results. The latest round of negotiations, in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana ended inconclusively.