President sends condolences on passing away of former Australian Prime Minister

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has sent message of condolence to Prime Minister of the Australia Scott Morrison, following the death of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke.

In the message President Solih said the message was received with great sadness highlighting the former prime minister exemplified the best traditions of statesmanship, blending a high-minded commitment to public service, with a convivial nature and genuine empathy that appealed to ordinary people.

Noting Australians and the rest of the world will always remember Prime Minister Hawke's dedication towards social and environmental causes, the president reminisced his determination to end poverty in Australia and give workers their due.

Furthermore, President Solih expressed sincere condolences to former prime minister's family and friends extending deepest sympathies to Australian nationals mourning the loss of a beloved figure who had been part of Australia's political landscape and influenced it for the better over so many years.