President Mohamed Muizzu has secured assurances of support from the leaders of four prominent political parties, the President’s Office has announced in a statement. This development comes at a time when the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which holds a parliamentary majority, has been escalating pressure on the Muizzu administration.

Muizzu engaged in individual meetings with several key political figures on Wednesday. These included Qasim Ibrahim, leader of the Jumhooree Party (JP) and Member of Parliament for Maamigili; Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, President of the Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) and MP for Meedhoo; Colonel (Rtd.) Mohamed Nazim, President of the Maldives National Party (MNP) and MP for Dhangethi; and Hassan Latheef, President of the Democrats and MP for West Henveiru.

The dialogues were centred around collaborative initiatives aimed at national improvement, underscoring the importance of community betterment, the President’s Office said. The political leaders pledged their comprehensive support and cooperation to the government on a range of issues, including maintaining peace and stability and advancing developmental projects initiated by the government.

Muizzu, during these meetings, emphasised that the viewpoints and ideas of all political parties were integral to the functioning of the administration, according to the President’s Office statement. He expressed optimism for the continuation of such constructive dialogues in the future, the President’s Office added.