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Maldives thanks President Rajapaksa for mediating in the political crisis

Sep 28, 2010 4:34:19 AM - itnnews.lk

Maldivian Vice-President Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan speaking at the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly has thanked Sri Lanka and President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his support during the Maldivian political crisis.

The Maldivian Vice-President called on the international community to assist Sri Lanka in rebuilding after the 25 year period of conflict.

He thanked the international community for their commitment and assistance to find a peaceful solution to the political conflict in the Maldives, especially President Rajapaksa of for his constructive contribution.

He further called on the international community to support Sri Lanka in her reconstruction and reconciliation efforts.

Speaking at the general debate he said the Maldives welcomed Sri Lanka’s success in the reconciliation efforts and called on the international community to support Sri Lanka’s efforts to rebuild a nation torn apart by 25 years of sustained conflict.

President Rajapaksa visited the Maldives in July this year and held talks with President Mohamed Nasheed and former Maldivian President Abdul Gayoom.