Biden to send special delegation for Muizzu's inauguration

President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, in Washington, after Hamas carried out an unprecedented, multi-front attack on Israel on Saturday. (Photo/AP)

US President Joe Biden has decided to send a delegation to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu.

President Biden announced the members of the delegation yesterday.

The White House said the delegation will include Hugo Yon, United States Ambassador to the Maldives and Special Assistant to the President and Sarah Ladislaw, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Climate and Energy, National Security Council.

The delegation will be led by Samantha Power, Administrator of the country's International Development Agency.

The major countries with which Maldives has foreign relations are sending special envoys on behalf of their leaders to attend the ceremony.

China, on behalf of its President Xi Jinping, is represented by the President’s Special Representative and State Councilor, Shen Yijin.

The Government of India has also been invited to the swearing-in ceremony.

President-elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu will be sworn in this Friday evening.