Foreign Minister of the Maldives and the President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid has credited his win in the UNGA election to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Shahid is currently on an official visit to the Maldives in his capacity as the PGA at the invitation of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. Speaking at a joint press conference held with President Solih at the President's Office on Wednesday, Shahid praised President Solih for the success achieved by the Maldives in the international arena, adding that it is an achievement attained by the success of the President’s firm foreign policy.
Speaking at the joint press conference, President Solih disclosed that discussions with the PGA was focused upon strengthening the relations between the Maldives and the United Nations (UN) and on ways to further reinforce existing ties.
The President urged the PGA to embrace the values upheld by the Maldives in areas such as foreign policy, democracy, climate change, and upholding human rights. Highlighting that the Maldives has always pressed for the reform of the United Nations, President Solih also discussed the Maldives' wish to expedite such reform during PGA Shahid’s tenure.