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1 February 2020: The Commonwealth welcomed its 54th member state after The Maldives’ application for re-admission was approved. 
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This marks the end of a process that began 13 months ago, in December 2018, when President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wrote to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Scotland, expressing the country’s interest in re-joining. The Secretary-General subsequently consulted with all 53 Commonwealth members and received no objections.

Maldivian Ambassador to St James’s Court thus becomes its High Commissioner, as a sign for Commonwealth membership.

For further information:
https://thecommonwealth.org/media/news/maldives-becomes-54th-member-commonwealth-family

Image by the Commonwealth of Nations.

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