President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday stressed on the government's commitment to upholding peace in the country by respecting and accepting differences.
While speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Dialogue on Promoting Peace and Security, President Solih stated that the effect of terrorism and extremist ideologies on communities are global.
He added that initiatives like the National Dialogue on Promoting Peace and Security help to identify causes of violent extremism, along with ways to address these issues.
President Solih expressed hope that the Dialogue would make more tangible policy measures and would further enable the cause of peace and security in Maldives, as well as the Indian Ocean.
Additionally, the president spoke of the importance of multi-stakeholder approaches to tackle global terrorism and extremism.
He also noted that there are no benefits to encouraging extremist behaviour that leads to dispute and instability within the society.
Furthermore, he encouraged people to be free from extremism and uphold peace and harmony within the country.