China Congratulates New Maldives President on Election Win
China on Tuesday congratulated the new president of the Maldives on his election victory, after opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the Indian Ocean island nation last week. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in the Chinese capital. Yameen, who had cultivated ties with both Beijing and Saudi Arabia, conceded defeat after the Election Commission said Solih had won by a margin of 16.7 percent. Before the election, the opposition said it would review Chinese investment, partly out of concern over terms, as experts have warned that the archipelago risked falling into a debt trap.... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, China Congratulates New Maldives President on Election Win, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: VOA NEWS - Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
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