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Minister for Asia welcomes the 2018 Maldives presidential elections

Statement by Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field, following presidential elections held in Maldives on 23 September.

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Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister Mark Field said:

I welcome the announcement of the preliminary results of the Presidential election in Maldives on 23 September, and offer my congratulations to the winner, Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. I wish him and his coalition partners well as they prepare for a smooth and peaceful transition of government.

I hope to visit Maldives in the near future, and I look forward to working with the new government on issues of shared concern to Maldives and the UK.

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Published 24 September 2018