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Maldives to hold Independence Day official reception July 27

Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 July 2017, MVT 12:45
President Yameen (R) and First Lady Fathimath pictured at the official reception of Independence Day 2016. FILE PHOTO/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE
Fathmath Shaahunaz
16 July 2017, MVT 12:45

The President’s Office has scheduled the official reception of this year’s Independence Day, hosted by President Abdulla Yameen and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim, for July 27.

According to the President’s Office, the ceremony will be held late July 27 at Dharubaaruge convention centre in capital Male. Invitations will be extended to several high ranking officials of the government as per the norm.

The reception of the Maldives’ Independence Day is hosted annually by the President and First Lady, mainly featuring the presidential couple’s official greetings with the invitees and a banquet.

The Maldives marks its independence from the British protectorate on July 26.

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