President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed on Tuesday morning, participated in the commemorative flag hoisting ceremony to mark Maldives’ 57th Anniversary of Independence. The ceremony was held at the Republic Square at 0550 hours.

The President and First Lady was accompanied by, Vice President Faisal Naseem and other senior officials of the government at the ceremony.

Upon arrival at the Republic Square, President Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed was greeted by the Minister of Defense, Uza Mariya Ahmed Didi and the Minister of Home Affairs, Sheikh Imran Abdulla. A special prayer was recited at the ceremony by Sheikh Ahmed Maumoon.

The Maldives' Independence Day is celebrated on the 26th of July each year.