President Solih congratulates New Zealand PM Arden

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gestures as she gives her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has congratulated the newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden.

Ms. Arden was elected as the Prime Minister of New Zealand for a second time by a landslide earlier this week. President Solih congratulated Ms. Arden and attributed her success to her active policies. 

The President praised the policies regarding COVID-19 implemented by Ms. Arden. New Zealand had received praise worldwide due to the effective policies which had enabled it to become one of the first nations to overcome the virus. 

President Solih stated that he wished to further relations between the Maldives and New Zealand during Ms. Arden’s second term in office as well.