Secretary Michael R. Pompeo with Aishath Shaany of Raajje TV

October 28, 2020 QUESTION:  Welcome, sir.  Thank you for joining Raajje TV. SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s great to be with you.  Thanks for having me with you. QUESTION:  How has your trip been? SECRETARY POMPEO:  It’s been great.  Too short, but wonderful to come visit here in the Maldives.  It was very kind of the president …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at a Press Availability

October 28, 2020 FOREIGN MINISTER SHAHID:  (In Dhivehi.)  Secretary Pompeo, members of the U.S. delegation, members of the press, it is an honor and indeed a privilege to welcome you, Mr. Secretary and Mrs. Pompeo, to the Maldives.  Your visit comes at a time when the Maldives-U.S. bilateral partnership has reached a new peak.  One of …

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Maldivian President Solih

October 28, 2020 The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Malé, Maldives.  Secretary Pompeo congratulated President Solih and the people of Maldives for their tremendous progress in strengthening democratic institutions and fostering civil society in recent years.  …

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Secretary Pompeo Travels to Maldives to Announce New U.S. Presence in Key Indo-Pacific Nation (FACT SHEET)

October 28, 2020  “The United States and Maldives enjoy a strong and growing relationship.  We are bound by shared democratic values and our mutual interest in a free, open, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region that ensures sovereignty and prosperity for all.” — U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, July 24, 2020 Secretary of State Michael …

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The United States Donates 60 Ventilators to Maldives to Respond to COVID-19

September 26, 2020: Male – The United States Government has donated 60 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Maldives, delivering on President Trump’s offer of critically needed supplies and supporting Maldives’ fight against COVID-19.  The ventilators, produced in the United States, will provide a vital life-saving resource to patients affected by the virus.  “We are proud that …

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Ambassador Teplitz underscores the ongoing commitment of the United States to strengthening its partnership with Maldives during recent visit

June 19, Malé:  The United States is proud of our robust and growing relationship with Maldives and of our expanding bilateral cooperation in ensuring greater security and prosperity in the Indian Ocean.  We remain fully committed to supporting Maldivian initiatives to strengthen democracy, improve governance, root out corruption, enhance security, promote economic development, and protect the …

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U.S.-Maldives Cooperation

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 20, 2019 The U.S. government applauds Maldives’ commitment to advance justice sector reform, good governance, rule of law, transparent public financial management, anti-corruption, growth of civil society, responsible infrastructure development, and education. We welcome the opportunity to deepen engagement with Maldives in support of common priorities …

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Travels to Maldives and Sri Lanka

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 7, 2018 Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will travel to Malé, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9-11. Ambassador Wells will reiterate the strong U.S. commitment to our partnerships with Sri Lanka and Maldives and …

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Conviction of Maldives Supreme Court Justices and Former President

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 14, 2018 The United States is deeply dismayed by reports that former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, and Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed have been sentenced to prison without being afforded necessary procedural protections, including a fair trial with the …

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Maldives Court Ruling to Free Opposition Politicians

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON February 2, 2018 Maldives Court Ruling to Free Opposition Politicians The United States welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court to order the release of political prisoners and to reinstate elected members of parliament. The United States urges the Maldivian government to …

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U.S. Government and Government of Maldives Inaugurate a $3.8 Million Safe Drinking Water System for 4,000 Residents on Hinnavaru, Maldives

Colombo, December 26, 2017: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Maldives inaugurated a $3.8 million integrated water supply and distribution system on December 25, providing a safe and reliable water source for more than 4,000 residents of Hinnavaru Island. The system collects water from rainwater harvesting tanks, mixes it …

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PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES A NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY TO ADVANCE AMERICA’S INTERESTS

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values. ” – President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is …

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USAID Completes Construction of a Water System that Provides Safe Water to Island Residents on Hinnavaru

Colombo, November 2, 2017:  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has completed the construction of a water supply and distribution system that provides a safe and reliable source of water for more than 4,000 residents of Hinnavaru Island. The integrated system, which USAID has handed over to the Government of Maldives, collects water …

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on “Defining Our Relationship with India for the Next Century”

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State John J. Hamre, CEO for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Center for Strategic & International Studies Washington, DC October 18, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, thank you so much, John, and it is a real pleasure to be back in the building. And I was asking John …

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U.S. 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins

COLOMBO October 4 – The U.S. Embassy in Colombo is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card” Lottery.  The program will be open for online registration from October 3, 2017 to November 7, 2017.  The Diversity Visa Lottery allows randomly selected applicants the opportunity …

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2, 2017 HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. …

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Statement on the United States’ Engagement in South Asia

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC August 21, 2017 This evening, President Trump announced the new integrated strategy for the U.S. approach to South Asia that will require diplomatically engaging Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to create the conditions for stability in the region. This new strategy signals clear support for the …

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U.S. Pacific Command Provides Medical Training Across Atolls

Colombo, July 12: The Embassy of the United States of America and U.S. Pacific Command medical experts recently completed training for local doctors, nurses, schools, and the Maldivian Red Crescent in Kulhudhuffushi, Haa Dhaalu Atoll.  This is part of ongoing U.S. assistance to help Maldivians provide better pre-hospital care and medical skills to respond to …

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USAID Partners with Maldives to Protect Marine Life

April 10, 2017:  On April 8, hundreds of students and families from seven North Ari Atoll islands joined Maldivian and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials to celebrate the Moodhu Maa-Kan’du marine festival on Rasdhoo Island.  The event is part of a U.S.-funded project to strengthen the management of the coral reef ecosystem in …

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Donald Trump: America’s next president

U.S. voters have elected Republican Donald J. Trump as their 45th president, putting into the White House a businessman who promised to use his financial know-how to help Americans improve their standard of living. The real estate magnate defeated former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who had hoped to be the first woman president. Accepting victory early …

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