Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer has reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to the principles of democracy, justice, and equality at the Third Summit for Democracy. The summit, convened by South Korea and held in Seoul from 18 to 20 March, was themed “Democracy for Future Generations.”

This initiative, first launched by the United States in 2021, is designed to address the challenges and opportunities facing democracies worldwide.

In his address, Zameer highlighted President Mohamed Mohamed Muizzu’s efforts to foster an independent civil society and ensure equal access to justice for all citizens. He also reflected on the government’s initiatives to empower the youth and prioritise women’s participation in the decision-making process, enhancing women’s political engagement.

Minister Zameer further emphasised the productive collaboration between the Maldives and the United States in implementing reforms to ensure equal access to justice. This collaboration has led to a significant reorganisation of the Maldivian court system, he added.

The Summit for Democracy is a crucial platform for global leaders to share their commitments, reforms, and initiatives to defend democracy and human rights. Former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih addressed the inaugural summit in 2021 and the summit in 2023.