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  • State Minister of Education Ahmed Shafeeu unveils Moodhu Maakandu 2015 Festival

    Marine Day Festival

    August 10, 2015: On August 8, Hundreds of North Ari Atoll students, teachers, parents and local residents celebrated the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du Fest 2015” on Ukulhas Island, North Ari Atoll.

  • Young Hwan Joo of the U.S. Embassy in Colombo delights students during story time.

    U.S. Embassy Supports Education In Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll

    January 21, 2015: Members of the U.S. Embassy today donated a library of English-language books to the Thinadoo Primary School in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives.

  • The inaugural Joint Council of the Maldives-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting discussed procedures for more robust engagement on topics such as labor, intellectual property, and the investment climate.

    Talks To Expand Trade, Investment In Maldives

    October 20, 2014: Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South Asia, and H.E. Mohamed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development, launched the first meeting of the Joint Council of the Maldives-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today.

  • Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class Daniel Bannish from Boston paints walls at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage in ViliMale with fellow sailors assigned to the USS Rodney M. Davis.

    U.S. Sailors Visit Orphanage, Clean-up Beach

    October 9, 2014 Colombo: Officers and crew from the USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, visited ViliMale on the North Male Atoll yesterday and assisted with painting and repairs at the Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage.

  • President Obama on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

    President Obama on Hajj and Eid al-Adha

    Michelle and I would like to extend our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who are celebrating Eid al-Adha, and to congratulate those performing the Hajj this year.


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  • Statement given by Spokesperson John Kirby on Maldives, during Daily Press Briefing on August 25, 2015

    August 25, 2015: On the Maldives, the United States is disturbed by the Government of Maldives’ recent late-night transfer of former President Nasheed back to prison. Former President Nasheed is serving a sentence imposed after a trial that was conducted in a manner contrary to Maldivian law and Maldives’ international obligations to provide the minimum fair trial guarantees and other protections under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 

  • U.S. Statement On Trial And Sentencing Of Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed

    March 14, 2015: The United States is concerned with the apparent lack of appropriate criminal procedures during the trial in Maldives against former President Mohamed Nasheed, who was found guilty yesterday and sentenced to 13 years in prison. 

  • Statement by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal

    December 17, 2014: I have just concluded a brief but productive visit to Maldives. My meetings with President Yameen, Foreign Minister Maumoon, and Defense Minister Nazim, as well as meetings with groups of women government officials and civil society leaders, all demonstrated to me the strong potential of our relationship.  

  • Joint Readout of the First Meeting under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the Governments of the United States and the Republic of Maldives

    Colombo: Senior officials from the Governments of the United States and Republic of Maldives met on October 20 under the United States-Maldives Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to launch their trade dialogue and evaluate developments in our trade and investment relationship.  

  • U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern Regarding Attacks and Threats in Maldives

    September 26, 2014: The U.S. Embassy is concerned about the recent attacks on media and political offices in Male as well as continuing threats to media personnel. Peaceful freedom of expression is a fundamental democratic right, and we strongly condemn these acts. The Embassy notes the prompt Maldivian Police Service action to launch an investigation, urges the authorities to bring to justice the perpetrators, and calls for an end to all intimidation and violence.  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens in Maldives
    Message for U.S. Citizens in Maldives

    June 30, 2014: Sheela Krishnan, the Head of the American Citizen Services Section, U.S. Embassy Colombo, will be able to perform pre-arranged passport renewal and notarial services during the afternoon of Monday, July 7, 2014 by individual appointment in Maldives. If you wish to renew your passport or use Embassy notarial services, please email us at before close of business on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 with your name, the type of service required and your telephone number. 

  • U.S. Embassy Launches Photography Contest to Mark Press Freedom Day

    April 28, 2014: The U.S. Embassy is conducting a photography contest from April 28-May 9 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2014. Themed ‘The Power of Media Freedom’ the contest is open to participants of all ages in Sri Lanka and Maldives to submit an original photograph depicting the theme. The Embassy will also launch its official Instagram page @USEmbSL in conjunction with the contest. Participants from Sri Lanka and Maldives must submit their Instagram and Twitter entries using hashtag #MediaFreedomSL and #MediaFreedomMaldives respectively to the Embassy’s Twitter handle or Instagram page: @USEmbSL. On May 21, a special panel of judges will pick winners for Sri Lanka and Maldives, awarding them with smartphones.