On the occasion of the Victory Day, President Dr Mohamed Waheed has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the Maldives.
In a message on the occasion, the President paid tribute to the heroes who fought for defending Islam, the independence and sovereignty of the country. He also recalled the sacrifices of the members of the Maldivian National Defence Force and their steadfastness and courage.
As the Maldivians recall the 3 November mercenary attack, the most important task, the President said, was to strengthen the unity among the people.
That, the President continued, included addressing the current polarizations and tensions and refraining from actions that could further affect national unity.
He warned that the failure to do so could result in immense damage to the country.
“Similarly, this is the time for us to find solutions to issues faced by us. We must resolve our issues ourselves. We must not let any foreign party to interfere and have their say in our affairs.
We must always remember that giving that opportunity to foreigners could negatively affect our independence and sovereignty, and we may have to face further harms,” said the President.