15 May 2019, Tokyo

Ambassador of Maldives to Japan His Excellency Ibrahim Uvais attended the bid awarding ceremony of the project ISDB-T under the Japan’s Grant Aid, held today in Tokyo.


The project was awarded to NBK Corporation of Japan. Mr. Mohamed Saeed, Chief Operating Officer signed the contract on behalf of Public Service Media (PSM) and Mr. Masukazu Dazai, Company Director signed on NBK Corporation’s behalf.


The ceremony held in Ebisu, Tokyo was also attended by the officials from NBK Corporation including the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Yukio Kurabyashi.


The Project is funded by a Grant Aid from Japanese Government and is aimed to contribute to the improvement access to information of the nationals of Maldives and to resolving disparities in information dissemination through development of a digital terrestrial television network. The network will also serve as an early disaster warning system preparedness. The implementation of the project will begin in the near future, and is expected to be completed by 2020.



Resident Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the Maldives, Mr. Saito Hiroshi paid a farewell call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today, at the Ministry.

In the meeting, Resident Representative Mr. Hiroshi thanked the Government and people of the Maldives, for the warm hospitality extended to him during his term in the Maldives.

Foreign Minister informed that the Government of Maldives appreciates the exceptional service, the Resident Representative of JICA has provided to the Maldives. Minister also noted his efforts to foster closer economic and social ties through people-to-people exchange between the Maldives and Japan.

The Minister was accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, and Director, Mr. Asheer Abdul Azeez.


Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives


16 January 2019

Ambassador of Maldives to Japan H.E.Mr. Ibrahim Uvais met the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture Mr. Masao Uchibori today during a two days tour of the prefecture.

During the meeting Ambassador Uvais and Governor Uchibori discussed disaster risk management, and economic revitalization efforts of Fukushima Prefecture since the Great East Japan Earthquake and nuclear accident of 2011. Further Ambassador Uvais expressed deep sympathy on behalf of the People and the Government of Maldives to the people of Fukushima Prefecture especially to those who have lost loved ones during the unfortunate disasters of 11 March 2011. Following the disaster, the Maldives donated 780,000 cans of tuna fish as humanitarian relief assistance to the people of Japan.

The two-days tour was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Fukushima Prefecture for ambassadors and officials from foreign embassies and delegations stationed in Japan. The tour showcased the recovery and economic revitalization programs at medical and sports facilities and local industries including agricultural and fisheries sectors in Fukushima.