President Solih extends Commonwealth Day greetings

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meeting with then Prince Charles, who has now been proclaimed King Charles III. (Photo / President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Monday, extended Commonwealth Day greetings.

In a tweet, President Solih extended best wishes on behalf of the Maldivian people to Commonwealth’s Head, UK’s King Charles III, the Secretariate of the Commonwealth, and the government and people of Commonwealth.

“Maldives remains committed to upholding our shared values and contribute towards a sustainable and peaceful common future,” his tweet also read.

The second Monday of March is annually celebrated as Commonwealth Day. This year’s theme on the occasion is ‘Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future’.

Maldives joined the Commonwealth in 1982, and withdrew its membership in 2016 during former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom’s administration. The island nation rejoined the Commonwealth in 2020 after President Solih assumed office.