Statement on Maldives Elections

April 16, 2019 – Colombo, Sri Lanka – Embassy of Canada

The Embassy of Canada to Maldives today issued the following statement:

“Canada warmly welcomes the parliamentary elections that were held in Maldives on April 6.

“Peaceful, democratic and fair elections are a cornerstone of democracy.  The successful conduct of elections a testament to the work of the Election Commission and the local authorities.

“We welcome President Ibu Solih’s commitment to work with the newly-elected Majlis to deliver on his pledge to restore democratic institutions and to end impunity. This is an important milestone in the Maldives’ efforts to consolidate and strengthen democracy.

“As a long-time friend, Canada supports Maldives’ democratic development and looks forward to working together on common concerns, including the serious challenges posed by climate change.”

Contacts

Indirani Jayawardena
Political Officer
High Commission of Canada
33A, 5th Lane, Colombo 3
@CanHCSriLanka
Tel: 522 6232  Ext: 3352
E-mail: indirani.jayawardena@international.gc.ca