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President and First Lady attend special reception for Maldivian community in Japan

21 October 2019, Ref: 2019-833

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed have attended a special reception in Tokyo for the Maldivian community in Japan. The reception was hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in Japan and upon arrival, the President and First Lady were welcomed by the Ambassador of Maldives to Japan, Ibrahim Uvais.

Addressing the Maldivian Community during the reception, President Solih said that Japan has long been a noteworthy international ally and partner to the Maldives and that the Maldives and its people are thankful to the government and the people of Japan for the continued assistance in different areas of development. He highlighted that Maldivians residing in Japan play a vital role in further boosting ties between the two nations. The President also noted that Japan continues to provide assistance to the Maldives in several crucial areas such as the education sector and climate resilience.

Speaking further, President Solih highlighted the close relations that have flourished for decades between the Maldives and Japan. President Solih noted that key objectives for his trip to Japan are to bolster those ties with the long-term partner and close ally, pursue developmental aid and assist Maldivians living in the country.

President Solih also said that the government has not halted the pursuit to restore harmony within the country, and added that every effort by his administration from day one resonates the need for restoring solidarity throughout the nation. President Solih urged all Maldivians to express themselves peacefully and to promote unity amongst the community.

Following his address, the President also met and interacted with the members of the Maldivian Community present at the reception.

Source: The President's Office