The Government of Maldives expresses its disappointment at the misinformation being circulated in the media today, regarding the European Delegation of Ambassadors’ visit to the Maldives.

The Government of the Maldives takes note of the statements issued by international organizations and friendly countries in relation to the Supreme Court ruling of 1 February 2018. The Government once again reiterates its firm commitment to respect the rulings of the Supreme Court and assures the Maldivian people and the international community that it is continuing to work with all relevant authorities to implement the Supreme Court ruling, in line with proper procedure and rule of law.

The Government of the Maldives reiterates its firm commitment to uphold and abide by the ruling of the Supreme Court.

Thank you Mr President,

I wish to thank Kazakhstan in its capacity as the President of the Security Council, for convening today’s open debate on the situation in the Middle East. This is my first time, since assuming office in 2016, to address the Council, and it is only right that it would be on an issue that the Government and the people of Maldives, have historically attached particular importance to: the Middle East and the question of Palestine.



Mr Chancellor,

Vice-Chancellors, and Management of the Maldives National University

Distinguished Guests and

Conference Participants,


Assalam alaikum varahmathullahi va barakaathuhu

Good morning

My first priority here today, is to congratulate the Maldives National University, and the Steering Committee of the First International Conference of MNU – Theveli 2017, the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research. This is a major milestone for the development and institutionalisation of the Maldives National University, and I am both honoured and privileged to address this gathering today, as the Chief Guest. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

 The theme you have chosen for this year’s conference “Towards a sustainable society” is most timely – in the wake of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The link between environmentally sustainable practises, and the social progress of society, as well as economic prosperity is well established. And indeed, it is a national priority as well.