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Commonwealth Special Envoy issues statement on Maldives

19 March 2012
Commonwealth Special Envoy Rt Hon Sir Donald McKinnon attended the opening of the Majlis -- the Maldives Parliament -- today.

Speaking after the opening, Sir Donald said that he was disappointed at the manner in which the opening session of the Majlis was conducted. He also said he is concerned about the security situation in Malé and calls on all sides to demonstrate maximum restraint.

The Special Envoy remains in Malé and is committed to make available his good offices to all parties to find common ground. Sir Donald said “I know that the situation can only be resolved through open and honest dialogue.”

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