Maldivian presidential election SL welcomes Solih’s victory

Published : 12:01 am  September 25, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (61) reads | 
  • The people upheld their commitment to democracy and the rule of law

 

Sri Lanka yesterday welcomed victory of Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldivian presidential elections where the people exercised their franchise in a decisive manner to uphold their commitment to democracy and the rule of law.  

The Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement, “We commend the government and the people of the Maldives for the conduct of a successful election process that was free, fair, and peaceful. Although the Election Commission has not as yet announced the final results, we congratulate Mr. Solih on his victory and look forward to working closely with him and the people of the Maldives in pursuing the elevation of relations between the Maldives and Sri Lanka to greater heights”.