President Solih in Kulhudhuffushi for Youth Day celebrations

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday afternoon departed on a trip to Kulhudhuffushi City of South Thiladhunmathi Atoll, to join the activities held to celebrate this year's National Youth Day.

The President's Office said the President is scheduled to officially inaugurate the upgraded football field in the city, following which he will spectate a friendly match between the Maldives National Football Team and a Kulhudhuffushi Football Team. He will also attend the official ceremony held to commemorate National Youth Day as the guest of honour.

President Solih declared that October 22 would be celebrated as National Youth Day in 2019, following the recommendations of his cabinet that it was a noteworthy day on which the Act enabling voting rights for Maldivian citizens of 18 years and above was passed.

President Solih is joined on his current trip to Kulhudhuffushi City by a delegation of cabinet ministers and senior officials from the government.