'Continued success of the youth is key to our country's progress' - Pres Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the continued success of the country's youth is key to our country's progress.

Addressing the nation on the occasion of International Youth Day, President Solih said ensuring that the young generation of today grow up to be the responsible, healthy, productive and well-educated adult citizens of tomorrow is one of the highest mandates of the administration.

In his remark, the President extended his well wishes to all Maldivian youth and acknowledged the many hard-working youngsters, guardians and educators who are laboring to ensure continued progress for our youth.

His remarks also shone a light on the essential role played by youth in society and expounded on the United Nation General Assembly’s resolution relevant to this day, which stressed that 'a quality education is a singular pillar of the sustainable development agenda for 2030, and hence all persons, of all ages should have equal access to opportunities, with none left behind'.

The President emphasized that all of this administration’s policies are geared towards ensuring that our youth in particular are equipped with the training, education and resources to flourish as responsible and self-sufficient citizens in due time. He further highlighted that simultaneously, he would strive to ensure that all youth are instilled with love and respect for their nation, cognizant of their civic duties and their responsibilities towards their country.