Maldives Begins Efforts to Ban Israeli Passports

The Maldives announced they would begin efforts to impose a ban on Israeli passports on June 2nd.

Maldivian Homeland Security and Technology Minister Ali Ihusaan made the announcement during a press conference at the President’s Office.

Ihusaan said the cabinet elected a special committee of six ministers to begin efforts to ban the use of Israeli passports to enter the country.

The minister also said President Mohamed Muizzu decided to appoint a special envoy to Palestine to increase direct communications between the two entities.

He also said the government decided to begin other efforts to aid the Palestinians, such as sending relief aid, and to begin talks among Islamic countries to find a solution to the Palestinian issue.