US AIDs Power Discusses Aid with Maldives FM Zameer


Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with Foreign Minister of the Maldives Moosa Zameer. Administrator Power reinforced USAID's commitment to advancing its partnership with the Maldives to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, protect the environment, and strengthen democratic institutions. The two discussed efforts to respond to the country's looming debt crisis, finalize its commitment to join the Open Government Partnership, and work with USAID on an initiative to link resort and local islands to strengthen inclusive economic growth. The Administrator and Foreign Minister also discussed the Maldivian government's vision for decentralization through local governance and USAID's continued support for building the capacity of local island councils and women's development committees.

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