President Dr Mohamed Muizzu met with a delegation from the United States of America at the President's Office on Saturday. H.E. Ms Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), headed the American delegation. A senior delegation from the Maldivian government also participated in the meeting.

The discussion focused on improving existing programs, shaping future programs and partnerships, and bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The President and the members of the Maldivian delegation briefed the American delegation on the administration’s policies and plans. Climate change and adaptation, building capabilities for disaster reduction, and strengthening capabilities on early warning systems were among the discussed topics.

While speaking at the meeting, President Dr Muizzu emphasised the importance of reducing the substantial tariff rates imposed on Maldivian fisheries export products for the international market, developing the agriculture sector to ensure food security, and allocating the necessary funds to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The President sought active support for high-priority endeavours, which included economic recovery, nature park conservation and maritime security.

The American delegation assured the President of their commitment to continuous support and cooperation with the ‎Maldives.‎