President H.E. Dr Mohamed Muizzu met with H.E. Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa, the Prime Minister of Samoa, in Antigua and Barbuda today, on the sidelines of the fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4).

Speaking at the meeting, the President underscored his Administration's commitment to fighting the climate crisis and highlighted some measures taken by the Administration to address issues pertaining to climate mitigation. In turn, the Prime Minister of Samoa briefed about their challenges and noted on the importance of solidarity of SIDS to overcome them.

The President and the Prime Minister of Samoa also exchanged views on the challenges in financing for development and alternatives that can be explored.

President Dr Muizzu additionally expressed gratitude to Samoa for its leadership as the Chair of Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)

The Maldives and Samoa established Diplomatic Relations on 2 August 1993.