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Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with H.E. Mr. Wataru Takeshita, President of Japan-Maldives Friendship League today.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister thanked Japan-Maldives Friendship League members for their unwavering support to advance the friendly relations between the two countries. Minister Asim and the League’s President Takeshita noted the increased people-to-people contact, including the growth of trade and investment between two countries over the years.

Minister Asim noted with appreciation the role played by the JOCV volunteers and thanked Government of Japan for the assistance provided through JICA over the years. H.E. Mr. Wataru Takeshita was accompanied by Mr. Yoshitaka Shindo, Secretary General; Ms. Yuko Obuchi, General Secretary and three additional members Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama, Mr. Hiroshi Mitsubayashi and Mr. Taimei Yamaguchi, Member of Japan-Maldives Friendship League.

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral, and H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Uvais, Ambassador-designate of Maldives to Japan, Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Mr. Adam Hamid, First Secretary and Mr. Mohamed Thahseen, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Maldives in Japan.

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Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with H.E. Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of the Environment of Japan at the Ministry of Environment of Japan this afternoon.

During the meeting both Ministers noted the positive developments taking place throughout the world to mitigate and adapt to the risks of climate change. The two ministers discussed further cooperation within the context of Japan’s Joint Credit Mechanism (JCM) on reduction of low carbon emission and renewable energy. Minister Asim thanked the Government of Japan for the numerous assistance extended to the Maldives over the years to promote the clean energy in the Maldives.

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral, and H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Uvais, Ambassador-designate of Maldives to Japan, Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Mr. Adam Hamid, First Secretary and Mr. Mohamed Thahseen, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Maldives in Japan.

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13 June 2018

Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim arrived in Tokyo today on an official visit to Japan. During this visit Foreign Minister Dr. Asim will meet Minister Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Minister Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of Environment, President of JICA and Mr. Wataru Takeshita, President of Japan-Maldives Friendship League to further enhance the existing close ties both countries have enjoyed over the years.

Minister of Foreign Affairs is accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral, and Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim departed this evening, on an official visit to Japan.

During the visit, Minister Asim is scheduled to meet with H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of Environment, President of JICA and Mr. Wataru Takeshita, President of Japan-Maldives Friendship League, and hold discussions on ways for further strengthening the long standing friendship and cooperation between the Maldives and Japan.

During the visit, the first round of Maldives-Japan Policy Dialogue will be convened. The Embassy of Maldives in Tokyo will hold a seminar for the travel-trade representatives to coincide with the visit.

Minister Asim is accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral and Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Reference to Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://foreign.gov.mv/index.php/en/