Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi

Defence Minister: Youth hopes to rise above the issues in the community

Defence Minister, Mariya Ahmed Didi, has said that the youth of the nation are capable of reaching the top of any industry they choose to and are waiting for a path hoping to rise above the issues in the community.

The Minister made the statement at the ceremony to release the Youth Vulnerability Assessment prepared in cooperation of the National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) and the UNDP with the assistance of the Japanese Government.

At the ceremony held at Champa Central Hotel, Minister Mariya said that it is important to utilize such reports when creating policies to address issues such as gang violence, drugs and getting the youth employed.

The ceremony was attended by the Japanese Ambassador to the Maldives, Keiko Yanai as well along with high ranking officials of the NCTC.