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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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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Maldives President-elect Solih

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson October 5, 2018 Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Maldives President-elect Solih Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Maldivian President-elect Ibrahim Solih to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory.  The Secretary congratulated the Maldivian people for coming out to vote in overwhelming numbers despite challenges.  ...
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Congratulations on Maldivian Election

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 24, 2018 The United States congratulates Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in Maldives’ September 23 presidential election. The United States commends the Maldivian people for their commitment to the democratic process and exceptional level of participation in an election that has ushered in a new ...
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Need for Free and Fair Election in Maldives

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 6, 2018 The United States is concerned about continued democratic backsliding in Maldives, particularly as the country prepares for a presidential election on September 23. We join the international community in calling for the release of falsely accused political prisoners; full implementation of the Maldivian Supreme ...
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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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