President hosts reception to mark Independence Day

President Mohamed Nasheed and First Lady Madam Laila Ali hosted an official reception at Muleeaage last night to mark Maldives Independence Day.

Attendees included cabinet ministers, members of the parliament, state ministers, foreign dignitaries and heads of various independent agencies, the President’s Office stated.

Meanwhile, countries from around the world including Pakistan and Abu Dhabi have sent the Maldives congratulatory messages on the occasion.

Earlier in the day, the President and First Lady watched a parade by the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), route march by school bands and cultural items at the Republic square.