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POSTED AT 04:50 PM 10-04-2019

PM commends Maldives Prez on parliamentary election win

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has phoned Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to congratulate him on his party’s success in the parliamentary election, Raajje News reported on Tuesday.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) secured 65 out of 87 seats in Saturday’s election.

President Solih has accepted the Prime Minister’s congratulations on Tuesday and expressed that he felt humbled by the strong level of support from the citizens and reiterated his commitment to delivering on the government’s pledges.

During the call they also spoke with respect to the longstanding and friendly relations between the Maldives and Sri Lanka and expressed their mutual eagerness to cooperate on a range of bilateral issues, especially in the spheres of tourism, increasing bilateral and regional trade and private sector collaboration.

Concluding the call, President Solih wished both the Prime Minister and President of Sri Lanka a Happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year in advance.