Former President Waheed Departs for UN General Assembly to New York

Former President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan departs for New York today to represent Maldives at the UN General Assembly.

Speaking to Haveeru, President’s Office spokesperson Ibrahim Muaz said that Waheed would be addressing the assembly on behalf of his successor President Abdulla Yameen.

“Waheed will be speaking on the 30th of this month and in his talk he would highlight some of the government’s policies and concerns,” said Muaz.

Accompanying Waheed will be a special envoy consisting of high government officials including Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon.

President Yameen was not able to take part in the General Assembly because he is due to leave for the Hajj pilgrimage on the 25th of this month.