Male’, Maldives – Presidents Office has announced that plans for a resident embassy of the United States in Maldives is being planned.
The government had said that this would be one of the central topics of discussion during the ongoing United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s trip to the Maldives.
Presidents Office has stated that the opening of a resident embassy of the United States in the Maldives shows that Maldives efforts in building strong relationships with other countries is successful.
The government also stated that the United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo’s visit to the Maldives, it would increase the reputation of Maldives within the international community and that it would strengthen the efforts of promoting the Maldives sovereign and foreign policies in the region.
Currently the United States services to the Maldives is provided by the American Embassy in Sri Lanka. Maldives currently has diplomatic missions from the United Kingdom, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Japan and China based in the country.
Secretary of State and the former chief of the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Pompeo is the first incumbent Secretary of State of the United States to visit the Maldives, since Secretary James Addison Baker’s official trip to the country in 1992.