Government meets with senior mediation advisor of UN Department of Political Affairs

The United Nations Department of Political Affairs’ Senior Mediation Advisor Dr Antje Herrberg has met with government officials in Male’ today to discuss the country’s upcoming presidential election.

Dr Herrberg met with senior government officials this morning to hear about efforts to ensure polling scheduled for September 7 was both free and fair, the President’s Office has confirmed.

President Dr Mohamed Waheed said his government would work to maintain peace and stability in the country leading up to the election, while the UN pledged its assistance to try and ensure voting was free and fair.