President Nasheed has said that Lale International Youth School is one of the very first of the new model of schools that the government wanted to have in the country. The President made this statement while speaking at the function held this morning to officially inaugurate Lale Youth International School in Hulhumale’.

In his speech, the President highlighted the historical relations that existed between the Maldives and Turkey. Speaking in this regard, the President noted that the Maldives and the Turkey shared many similar traits. Further, he said that the Turkey’s experience and knowledge was very important to the Maldives at a time when the Maldives was undergoing a period of democratic consolidation.

Speaking at the function, the President also congratulated all those who had been elected to the People’s Majlis.

“We are very pleased with the results not because any party won or lost. That is just part of the picture. More importantly, we have been able to go through these elections, without intimidating the people, without arresting anyone and also without any undue influence from the government on the elections,” said the President.

Furthermore, the President said that he was pleased that there was a vibrant opposition and noted that the opposition would keep “the government on track, and make the government answerable to the people”.