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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Shake hand  with Malidives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom  during his meeting at Hyderabad New Delhi. Express photo by Renuka Puri.
Maldives, on Saturday became the sixth country to decide on boycotting the annual SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad.

Maldives on Saturday became the sixth country to decide on boycotting the annual SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad. India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have already sent in their denials.

The Government of Maldives has urged the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to create an environment conducive for holding the 19th SAARC Summit.

The Maldives condemns international terrorism, especially those originating from outside.

Earlier, Maldives had appealed to the other nations to engage in dialogue through the summit in order to sort out all the issues including terror.

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