President scheduled for national address at 10:00 am on Sunday

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is scheduled to deliver an address on occasion of National Day on Sunday.

National Day is celebrated on the first of Rabi al-Awwal on the Islamic calendar, and falls on Sunday, October 18, this year.

President’s spokesperson Ibrahim Hood said on Saturday morning that President Solih will address the nation on occasion of National Day at 10:00 am on Sunday. His address will be broadcasted via local media stations.

Official functions to celebrate National Day will not be held this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. And the bestowal of the National Award of Honor and the National Award of Recognition – usually held on the official National Day function – has been postponed.