The threat posed by ISIL, both to the Middle East and to the rest of the world, is severe. ISIL does not recognise national boundaries, colour or creed. We are aware of the activity of ISIL sympathisers in the Maldives, and we will continue to engage with the Maldives government about the promotion of religious freedom and moderation. We will continue to monitor the threat from ISIL and to work closely with a wide range of international partners, including Iraq and Syria’s neighbours. The UK continues to play a leading role in the comprehensive coalition effort to degrade and defeat ISIL – military action is a necessary part of that effort, but ultimately the solution to ISIL is a political one.