Stable families and peace in the country are vital for advancement - President

President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that as we work towards the advancement of the country, nothing must be held with a higher esteem than stability of families, harmony in the island, and peace in the country. The President made this remark while addressing the people of An’golhitheemu Island yesterday, as part of his current visit to some islands in the North Maalhosmadulu Atoll.

Speaking in this regard, the President said that all that is done for the improvement of the island should also be carried out with the full support and cooperation of the people. The President also appealed to the people of An’golhitheemu to maintain the brotherhood and good relations within the community.

In his speech, President Waheed noted that smaller island communities sometimes act as a barrier preventing the Maldives from gaining speedy development. He said that highly populated islands presented a greater number of opportunities, and especially open doors for new business ventures.

The President remarked that the Maldivian youth today wants great changes to be brought to the country.

Speaking in this regard, the President said that this could be achieved by introducing to the Maldives, other industries related to tourism and by welcoming foreign investors to the country. In this regard, the President spoke of the need to introduce and develop other sectors that are related to tourism, such as cultural tourism.