Terrorism, climate change and return to democracy: President Solih

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday became the first Maldivian head of state to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in seven years. 

On the second chance to consolidate democracy,when the great wave of democracy that swept the world during the last century seems to have ebbed, the Maldives represents a remarkable story. 

There is much that needs to be done. From embedding good governance, to delivering justice. From educating our young people, to uplifting our most marginalised. From creating opportunities for businesses, to leveraging the benefits of new technology. From protecting our fragile ecosystem and coral reefs, to building a vibrant Islamic society that is just and modern in its outlook.

On terrorism and violent extremism, roots are found not only in the disaffection and disenchantment brought on by a rapidly changing world – but also in the active efforts of opportunists who twist religion and poison young minds to do their bidding. As we have come to know, terrorism and terrorists do not recognize national boundaries. ........................


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