President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has sent a message on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. 

His message reads as follows:

“On this occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, on behalf of the people and the Government of the Maldives, I wish to reiterate our commitment to the long-standing ties we have with the State of Palestine and its people. We share the anguish of millions of Palestinians, who have suffered at the hands of injustice, inhumanity and oppression for several decades.

We recognise the restoration of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people as a matter of pressing urgency, and call upon the need for a comprehensive two-state solution derived from negotiations. The efforts towards peace should be in complete alignment with the resolutions and laws adopted under the UN Security Council, UN General Assembly and other international organisations. We remain deeply concerned by the delay in delivering to the Palestinians their right to self-determination.

The Government of Maldives believes tangible progress in the Middle-East peace process is synonymous with the establishment of an independent State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital based on the pre-1967 borders. The Maldives will always remain steadfast in its support for Palestine and its people in their struggle for dignity, justice and peace.”