President Solih departs for New York to attend the 76th Session of UNGA

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih left for New York City, United States, this morning to attend the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The 76th Annual Session of UNGA is a historic debate for the Maldives, as the Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid becomes the first Maldivians representative to chair the assembly as the President of the UNGA.

The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 21 September 2021 with the Maldives President speaking third in the debate lead by the US and Brazilian representatives.

The President will also participate in several bilateral and multilateral discussions with state and government leaders during his trip.

President Solih was the first Maldivian Head of State to address the gathering in the past seven years when he first addressed the UNGA during the 74th Annual Session in September 2019. President Solih will conclude his trip to New York and return to the Maldives on Tuesday, 28th September 2021.