31 March 2014, Male'; The Ambassador of United States of America to the Maldives, Her Excellency Ms. Michele Sison, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon.

At the meeting held this morning at the Ministry, Minister Dunya conveyed condolences to the Government of the United States, in connection to the devastating mudslide incident in Oso, Washington, that has caused extensive damage, and loss of lives, with many remaining unaccounted for.

Minister Dunya also highlighted the value attached by the Government of Maldives in respect of the bilateral ties that exist between the two countries, and highlighted the attributes of shared values, and mutual respect, that underlie the close relations.

Minister Dunya and Ambassador Sison exchanged views on ways to further enhance ‎cooperation between the two countries.‎Minister Dunya, also underscored the significance of the roles played by USA, as a close international partner to the Maldives and as a great contributor towards the socio-economic development of the country. In this regard Minister Dunya extended her gratitude for the recent contributions to the book donation project, by the Government of USA, at the ceremony held in Lh. Fuah mulak on 2nd March 2014.

Minister Dunya was accompanied by Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary and Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, Deputy Director of the Foreign Ministry of the Maldives.