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.”
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