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Foreign Office Minister welcomes Maldives report

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt spoke following the publication of the Commission of National Inquiry's report on transfer of power in the Maldives.

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“We welcome the publication of the Commission of National Inquiry’s report. We commend all parties for their efforts in trying to resolve peacefully difficult issues. The events of the last few months, the Commission of National Inquiry’s report and differing reactions to it are a reminder that Maldives is a new democracy. The central findings of the report will form an important background for the continuing development of Maldives’ democracy, institution building and administration of justice. We now urge all parties to begin work on this task through all party dialogue and to look ahead to full participation in free and fair elections. The UK and its international partners will continue to support such progress.”

Published 1 September 2012