The ninth amendment to the Development Objective Grant Agreement (DOAG) has been signed between the Maldives and the United States of America yesterday.
During a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel signed the ninth amendment to the DOAG on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Maldives. On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, USAID Mission Director Gabriel Grau signed the agreement.
The DOAG is a landmark development cooperation agreement signed between the Maldives and the United States, on 12 March 2019. To date, eight amendments have been brought to this agreement, bringing the total contribution from the United States to USD 25.94 million. Through the ninth amendment concluded yesterday, the United States Government commits an additional USD 3 million to the Maldives, to improve Maldives’ technical capacity to manage public finances and improve the resilience of Maldives’ economic and democratic governance.
The signing ceremony of the ninth amendment of the DOAG was witnessed by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Asia, and officials from USAID Mission to the Maldives.