President departs for New York to attend 76th UNGA

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (L) and First Lady Fazna Ahmed (R) wave as they board a plane for New York, United States, on September 18, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has departed for New York City, United States, to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  

The President, along with First Lady Fazna Ahmed and a high-level Maldivian delegation, left for New York on Saturday morning. 
President Solih is scheduled to deliver his address at the 76th session of the UNGA on Tuesday, September 21. 

He last addressed the UNGA on September 24, 2019. 

He is also scheduled for several bilateral and multilateral discussions with state and government leaders during his trip. 

President Solih’s visit to the UN headquarters in New York comes a week after Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid took office as the President of the UNGA – marking the first time for a Maldivian to serve as the President of UNGA. 

He is scheduled to conclude his trip to New York and return to the Maldives on September 28.