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  • 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.

  • U.S. Naval Ship Visits Maldives

    U.S. Naval Ship Visits Maldives

    October 5, 2014: The USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, will visit the Maldives in mid-October as part of a routine patrol of the Indian Ocean.

  • U.S. Ambassador Michele Sison (center) joined Maldivian State Ministers Mohammed Ibrahim (second from right) and Zaha Waheed (first from left standing), USAID Mission Director Sherry Carlin (third from left standing), and REGENERATE Program Manager Dr. Ameer Abdulla (third from right) in cleaning up the beach during the Marine Day festival.

    Marine Festival in North Ari Atoll

    September 22, 2014: Ambassador Michele J. Sison joined Mohammed Ibrahim, Maldivian State Minister for Environment and Energy, and Zaha Waheed, State Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, and hundreds of North Ari Atoll environment and beach lovers to celebrate the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du Fest 2014” on September 20 in North Ari Atoll, Mathiveri Island.

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  • 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 colomboacs@state.gov 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.  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks at the English Books Delivery Event

    March 2, 2014: We are proud to support the success of Maldivian students through the friendship and goodwill of the American people! This book delivery is the first donation in a series of eleven donations throughout Maldives that will provide much-needed English language books to schools in the atolls.  

  • Ambassador Sison's Remarks for Fulbright MOU Signing with Maldives MFA

    January 29, 2014: The Fulbright program is the most prestigious academic scholarship that the United States government sponsors. Since 1946, when Senator William Fulbright proposed this new program, we have seen almost seven decades of exchanges, including top scholars and students from all around the world. In total, more than 325,000 Fulbrighters, representing 155 countries, have participated in the Fulbright Program since its inception.  

  • US Embassy Conducts Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program for Maldivian Police Service

    January 23, 2014: The United States Embassy, along with the Maldivian Police Service, concluded a 12-day training program on “Vital Infrastructure Security” as part of the Diplomatic Security/Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) Program in Male’ today. The program introduced Maldivian law enforcement and those responsible for high-risk infrastructure sites – sites such as banks, power plants, water purification centers, hospitals, ports of entry – to a systematic approach for securing these essential locations from terrorist attacks. 

Change has come!

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    Applying for a visa? Change has Come!

    For step by step directions on the new US visa process, visit Embassy Colombo visa page.

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