President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has extended greetings and good wishes to the people of the Maldives on the auspicious occasion of the Hijri New Year.
In his message, the President said that the Hijri New Year symbolises the historic journey of the Noble Prophet from the Holy City of Mecca to Medina and that the Prophet’s migration teaches us the virtues of unity, solidarity, sacrifice and fraternity.
The message also stated that as we greet a new Hijri year, it was the opportune time to resolve to strengthen the bonds of unity and fraternity amongst us. In this regard, the President called upon the people to prioritize national interests in all endeavours, and underscored the importance of advancing social harmony and peace amongst the people.
President Yameen has also sent New Year greetings to the leaders of friendly countries and heads of international organisations. He has also been receiving New Year greetings from them.