President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has headed off to the United States to attend the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The President’s Office stated that the President’s address at the UNGA will symbolise the administration’s resolve to actively engage with the international community to promote Maldives’ interests and priorities on the world stage.
President Solih will become the first Maldivian Head of State to address the gathering in the past seven years. The day also marks the 54th anniversary of Maldives becoming a UN member, as Maldives joined the UN family on 21st September 1965, two months after it gained independence.
“It also marks an end to the isolationism of the Maldives in the global arena, following the sound foreign policy through increased bilateral and multilateral engagement stressed since the administration took office.”
~ The President's Office
The annual sessions of the UNGA gather together the leaders of all UN Member State to discuss and deliberate on major global issues. The present session of the UNGA began on 17th September and will continue until the 30th.