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Defence Minister Mariya meets MNDF officials

18 November 2018, MVT 18:52
Defence Minister Mariya Didi meets with MNDF Officials. PHOTO: MIHAARU
18 November 2018, MVT 18:52

Newly-appointed Defence Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi held her first official meeting with high ranking officials of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) on Sunday.

According to an MNDF spokesperson, the main purpose of the meeting was to introduce the newly appointed minister to senior ranking officials.

Defence Minister Mariya Didi meets with MNDF Officials. PHOTO: MIHAARU

Chief of Defence Force, Vice Chief of Defence Force, General Officers and Commanders all attended the gathering held at MNDF Headquarters Bandaara Koshi (BK) in the capital city, Male'.

While Mariya is the first female Defence Minister in Maldives, the 19-member cabinet sworn in on Saturday is the largest in Maldivian history, and features the highest proportion of female ministers thus far.

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