United States Ambassador to the Maldives, Mr Robert Blake has paid a farewell call on the Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed.

At the meeting held at the President’s Office today, Vice President Dr Waheed congratulated Ambassador Blake for being nominated for the post of the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs by the US Government. Dr Waheed also noted that Mr Blake’s support was instrumental in bringing about democratic change in the Maldives.

The Vice President also briefed the US Ambassador on the government’s efforts to combat climate change and plans to go carbon neutral within the next ten years.

Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Blake noted that the Maldives’ plans to go carbon neutral were clear and achievable, and said that he would support the government’s efforts to achieve this.