The United States has pledged cooperation with the Maldives, following a meeting between the US Ambassador to the Maldives, Hugo Yue-Ho Yon, and the president-elect of the Maldives, Dr Mohamed Muizzu.

At the meeting held on Thursday, the ambassador and the president-elect explored avenues for strengthening relations between the two nations, particularly in the context of development initiatives that are essential for the Maldives.

During the meeting, Ambassador Yon expressed a keen interest in fortifying US-Maldivian ties. He articulated his vision for the newly established US Embassy in the Maldives, describing it as an instrument that will facilitate better cooperation and engagement between the two nations.

Muizzu reciprocated the sentiment, envisioning an elevated level of cooperation during his tenure as president.  The president-elect further indicated his confidence in procuring the much-needed assistance from the United States across various sectors in the Maldives.

Ambassador Yon confirmed that the United States is committed to offering multifaceted support to the Maldives, extending beyond mere diplomatic niceties. He added that the presence of the new US Embassy in the Maldives is a testament to America’s resolve in broadening the range and depth of cooperative activities between the two nations.

The commitment from the United States reaffirms the robust relationship that has long existed between the two countries.