SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES MALDIVES ON PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF FIRST MULTI-PARTY ELECTION, URGES ALL PARTIES TO COOPERATE ON REFORM PROCESS

30 October 2008
SG/SM/11898

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES MALDIVES ON PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF FIRST MULTI-PARTY ELECTION, URGES ALL PARTIES TO COOPERATE ON REFORM PROCESS

30 October 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11898
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL CONGRATULATES MALDIVES ON PEACEFUL CONDUCT OF FIRST MULTI-PARTY

ELECTION, URGES ALL PARTIES TO COOPERATE ON REFORM PROCESS

 

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of the Maldives on the peaceful conduct of their nation’s first multi-party presidential election, which marked an important step forward in the country’s democratic reform process.  He commends both the outgoing President and the President-elect for their statesmanship, and urges them to continue to work together to ensure a smooth transition of power.  The Secretary-General encourages all parties to work in a cooperative manner and continue to carry forward the reform process aimed at achieving a more open and democratic Maldives.

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