President Solih took part in Sri Lanka’s Independence Day official ceremony

Colombo
4 February 2019

His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed have this morning taken part in 71st National Day celebrations of Sri Lanka as the Guest of Honor. 

The official ceremony took place at the Galle Face Green with the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Senior Sri Lankan Government officials and foreign dignitaries. 

The National Day of Sri Lanka commemorates its official independence from the British since the 4th of February 1948. This national holiday is celebrated colourfully with flag hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural performances.

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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met with the Maldivian Community in Sri Lanka

Colombo
3 February 2019

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met with the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held this evening at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka.

Highlighting the longstanding historic relations between Maldives and Sri Lanka, the President noted that Sri Lanka was the first country that helped the Maldives to gain independence, and that the Maldives' first overseas embassy was established in Sri Lanka. 

Expressing gratitude for Sri Lanka’s manifold assistance to the Maldives, the President noted that Sri Lanka has greatly contributed to the development of the Maldives' educational system — especially towards establishing an English medium of education. 

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President Solih and First Lady arrives in Sri Lanka on State Visit

Colombo
Sunday, 03 February 2019

His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has this morning arrived in Sri Lanka, on a State Visit made on the invitation of the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena and will partake in the 71st Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka as the Guest of Honor. 

First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high level delegation of the Maldives’ government are accompanying the President on his visit. The President, First Lady and the delegation of Maldives government was received at the Airport by the Prime Minister, Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

During the three-day visit, President Solih will hold one-to-one deliberations with President Maithripala Sirisena on ... Read More

Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak presents his Credentials to President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena 


Colombo
Friday, 1 February 2019

The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Omar Abdul Razzak has presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony held this afternoon at the President’s House.

During the brief meeting after the presentation of Credentials, President Maithripala Sirisena welcomed Ambassador Razzak to Sri Lanka and expressed his sincere hope to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 

Ambassador Omar during his interactions with the President of Sri Lanka conveyed cordial greetings and good wishes from the President of the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to the President ... Read More

MALDIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMONWEALTH AGAIN

19 November 2018 Male', Maldives Following recommendations from the Cabinet, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided for the Maldives to participate in the Commonwealth of Nations again. The meeting of the Cabinet was held today. During the Cabinet meeting, Ministers underscored the advantages of being a Commonwealth member, particularly noting that it would open up several opportunities to the Maldivian people, especially for the youth. In this regard, Ministers discussed the facilitation of education scholarships and the vast opportunities for Maldivians athletes to perform internationally. Moreover, the Cabinet Ministers noted the importance of Maldives being a member of the Commonwealth, especially in keeping in line with other members of the international community with regard to upholding and promoting human rights, freedom of expression, and ... Read More

FORMER PRESIDENT OF SRI LANKA PAYS COURTESY CALL ON THE PRESIDENT

18 November 2018 Male', Maldives The Former President of Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, has paid a courtesy call on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih this morning at the President’s Office. During the call, the President welcomed Madam Kumaratunga to the Maldives and thanked her for accepting the invitation to witness the Presidential Inauguration ceremony held last evening. Madam Kumaratunga expressed her thanks to President Solih for the invitation and congratulated President Solih on his assumption of office. She said that it is her pleasure to witness firsthand, an order being re-established in the Maldives. Speaking at the meeting, President Solih and the former Sri Lankan President shed light on past experiences and exchanged views on the importance of maintaining harmony in the ... Read More

PRESIDENT APPOINTS MEMBERS TO THE CABINET

17 November 2018 Male', Maldives. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed members to his Cabinet. The appointment ceremony was held this evening at the President’s Office. The Cabinet Ministers took their oath of Office before the Chief Justice,    Hon. Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Didi. The Ministers appointed this evening are as follows: 1.    Minister of Foreign Affairs - Abdullah Shahid 2.    Minister of Defence - Uza. Mariya Ahmed Didi 3.    Minister of Home Affairs - Sheikh Imran Abdulla 4.    Minister of Finance - Ibrahim Ameer 5.    Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure – Mohamed Aslam 6.    Minister of Higher Education – Dr. Ibrahim Hassan 7.    Minister of Communication, Science and Technology – Mohamed Maleeh Jamal 8.    Minister of Health – Abdulla Ameen 9.    Minister of Education – Dr. Aishath Ali 10.     Minister of Transport ... Read More

IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH SWORN IN AS THE 7TH PRESIDENT OF THE MALDIVES

17 November 2018 Male', Maldives H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has sworn in as the 7th President of the Republic of Maldives. The President took his oath of office at the Special Assembly of the People’s Majlis held at the National Stadium this evening. The oath was administered by the Chief Justice, Hon. Dr. Ahmed Abdulla Didi. Following his oath-taking, President Solih signed the Instrument of Oath, and the Chief Justice and the Speaker of the People’s Majlis signed as witnesses. It was then followed by a 21-gun salute and the National Anthem. The Vice President-Elect Faisal Naseem was also sworn into office at today’s inaugural ceremony. The oath was administered by the Chief Justice. Vice President Naseem signed the Instrument of Oath thereafter. The Presidential Inauguration ceremony ... Read More

​Maldives chairs 294th Session of the Colombo Plan Council

​27 March 2018, Colombo
His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives, in his capacity as the current President of Colombo Plan Council, has chaired the 294th Session of the Colombo Plan Council held on 27th March 2018, in Sri Lanka.
During the Council Session, pending issues of the Colombo Plan were discussed and resolved, as well as further engagements relating to the Colombo Plan Secretariat and administrations.
The Council session was attended by the Secretary General Mr. Kinley Dorji, and 12 representatives from other member states. This is the last Council Meeting Secretary General will be attending, after a successful four-year-tenure at the Colombo Plan, since May 2014.
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Government of Maldives statement in response to EU Parliament resolution on the Situation in the Maldives

March 15, 2018 Male', Maldives The Government of Maldives notes the EU Parliament resolution on the Situation in the Maldives.(2018/2630(RSP) As reiterated in its response to the EU Council’s Conclusions of 26 February 2018, the State of Emergency currently in place was declared to ensure national security and Constitutional order, to uphold the rule of law and to safeguard the peace and stability of the nation. This State of Emergency is only applied to individuals alleged to have carried out illegal activities in connection to the Supreme Court Order of 1 February 2018. The Government does not intend to pro-long the State of Emergency and plans to lift it as soon as the threats posed to national security are addressed satisfactorily. The Government also ... Read More