The full potential of the republic will only be realised by the citizens and the government working in harmony for the greater good of the nation, President-elect Mohamed Muizzu has said.

In a video posted to social media commemorating the 55th Republic Day, Muizzu called for unity in working towards a better future for the nation. 

“Our country needs harmony. Everyone has to be united to move the country forward,” Muizzu said.

He was thankful to the Maldives’ generations of presidents, ministers, politicians, entrepreneurs and all others who worked to mature the republic, he said.

Muizzu will take the oath of office next Friday.