Maldives’ foreign policy is based on the defense of sovereignty and human rights, says President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

This was announced during the presidential address, delivered at the inaugural session of the People’s Majlis on Thursday morning.

In his address, the President revealed that the country’s foreign policy is based on the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, as well as the defense of human rights and that it is also based on the respect for the principles of democracy.

Emphasizing that the reason Maldives’ bid for the presidency of the UN General Assembly has won worldwide support is the foreign policy pursued by his administration and the policies of the international community, President Solih revealed that the election of Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid as President of the 76th session of the UNGA has brought “great” honor to the island nation.

He went on to add that globalization is a “force” created by the combination of nations and economic currents, President Solih emphasized that it is not a force that can be “stopped” or “tamed”. “.

What we need to do is reap the benefits, without being marginalized. We cannot pretend that globalization does not exist. We will continue to play the important role of the Maldives in ensuring peace and security in the Indian Ocean in close cooperation with our neighbours”

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Maldives

He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to the governments of India, China, Japan, United States, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and European Union and other friendly countries for all the development assistance given to the Maldivian government.