Vice President, Faisal Naseem has stated that the administration's goal is to create an inclusive society free of systemic inequities; one that leaves no one behind, and where everyone has an equal start in life to thrive. He made this statement at the remarks delivered prior to the start of the session on social outcomes at the Maldives Partnership forum 2019, that is currently ongoing at Kurumba Maldives and will last from June 17-18.

This particular session is devoted to illuminating many of the pressing social issues confronting the Maldives, the strides taken by the government in attempting to resolve them, and potential areas in which our partners can help. He emphasized in particular that development cannot be measured solely in economic terms, explaining that a country’s GDP per capita does not always capture its level of social progress and that development policies should treat human welfare as paramount.

Vice President Faisal Naseem further thanked the partners present at Kurumba for their eagerness to collaborate with the Maldives and take our development agenda forward. He elucidated on many of the pressing issues confronting the government with regard to social issues. As expressed in his remarks, the Maldives must do more to ensure gender parity in all spheres, provide adequate and affordable housing to all Maldivian citizens and ensure easy access to quality healthcare.

As further expressed by the Vice President, President Solih’s government fully prioritizes the well-being of the Maldivian people in its development policy. The vision of Jazeera Raajje is for all Maldivian citizens to be able to live dignified and fulfilling lives.