Vice President returns from official visit to US

Vice President returning after concluding his official visit to New York, on May 12, 2022. (Presidents Office)

 Vice President Faisal Naseem, on Thursday morning, concluded and returned from his official visit to New York City, United States of America.

During the visit, the Vice President attended a high-level thematic debate convened by the United Nations’ President of the General Assembly (UNPGA) on the theme "Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery."

Additionally, he delivered a statement at the debate, during which he stated that the astute leadership of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s administration, coupled with the steadfast support of the private sector, paved the road to recovery for the Maldives’ tourism sector from the downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UNPGA convened the debate in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Moreover, VP Naseem paid a courtesy call on the President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNPGA), Abdulla Shahid, and also met with the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General H. E. Antonio Guterres.

The Vice President was accompanied by his spouse, Aishath Shamsadha, and a high-level delegation.