I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) the recent Maldivian presidential election held on 23 September 2018, and

(ii) that His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, candidate for the Maldivian Democratic Party and, as part of a coalition of opposition parties, was victorious as the Maldives’ democratically-elected President;

(b) formally extends its congratulations to His Excellency Ibrahim (lbu) Mohamed Solih on his election as President of the Republic of Maldives; and

(c) acknowledges the desire of The Maldives to be re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations.

Question agreed to.