“I believe that leading a country is the most privileged job anyone could ever have but also one of the more challenging,” she said during a news conference. “You cannot and should not do it unless you have a full tank plus a bit in reserve for those unexpected challenges. I will not be seeking re-election. My term as Prime Minister will conclude no later than the 7th of February.”
She has gained worldwide attention for her handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019 mosque attacks that left 51 dead, and her compassionate response after a volcanic eruption. She led one of the most successful responses to the pandemic in the world.
Here, the dynamic leader speaks during an event with the Vietnam’s national women football team in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 15 November 2022. Vietnam’s national women football team will play at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. She was visiting the area on an official visit between Nov 14-17.