EMBASSY NEWS

Her Excellency Ms. Keiko Yanai, the new Ambassador of Japan to Maldives, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today. The introductory call took place shortly after Ambassador Yanai presented her letter of credence to President Solih in a ceremony held at the President’s Office. 

During the meeting, Minister Shahid congratulated Ambassador Yanai on her new appointment and assured the full support of the Government of Maldives in discharging her duties. Minister Shahid also highlighted the enduring strength of the Maldives-Japan partnership and the close people-to-people contact that form the foundation of the relationship. 
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr Ahmed Khaleel and Ms. Zeena Mohamed Didi, Assistant Director, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were also present in the meeting. 

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
Link: http://foreign.gov.mv/index.php/en/mediacentre/news/4766-new-ambassador-of-japan-calls-on-the-foreign-minister

 

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, met with the Senior Vice President of JICA, Dr Junichi Yamada, this afternoon in Tokyo.

During the meeting, the State Minister thanked JICA for the various development projects steered by JICA in Maldives that has lifted the lives and well being of Maldivians over the past few decades. The State Minister noted that JICA’s programs have enriched people-to-people contact between the two countries and brought much needed development assistance to the country. The State Minister and the Vice President also discussed the recent high-level exchange of visits between the countries and discussed avenues for future collaboration.

The meeting was also attended by Ambassador of Maldives to Japan, His Excellency Ibrahim Uvais, First Secretary at the Embassy of Maldives in Japan, Adam Hamid, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Zeena Mohamed Didi and Mohamed Thahseen, Second Secretary at the Maldives Embassy in Japan.

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
Link: http://foreign.gov.mv/index.php/en/mediacentre/news/4760-minister-of-state-for-foreign-affairs-meets-the-senior-vice-president-of-japan-international-cooperation-agency-jica

 

Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, has departed Tokyo this evening, after concluding an official visit to Japan. During this visit, Minister Shahid was accompanied by the Minister of Finance, His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, and the Minister of Economic Development, His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail. The visit marks the first official visit by the administration to East Asia.

While in Tokyo, the Ministers paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr Taro Aso, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Japan. Foreign Minister Shahid also met with his counterpart, His Excellency Taro Kono, the Foreign Minister of Japan. This is the fourth time that foreign ministers of the two countries have met over the past twelve months. During these meetings, discussions focused on ways of further strengthening the historic, close and friendly ties that have always existed between the Maldives and Japan, and exploring ways to further this relationship.

Minister Shahid also met with His Excellency Yoshiaki Harada, Minister of Environment, His Excellency Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the President of Japan External Trade Organisation and key business corporations in Japan.

These meetings advanced the key priority issues in the bilateral relations between the Maldives and Japan, in support of mutual efforts to further invigorate the deep-rooted ties between the Maldives and Japan.

Towards the conclusion of the visit, the delegation also participated in a Press Conference at Japan Press Club.

This visit also follows at the heels of the high level visit of His Excellency Mr Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan to the Maldives from 3-4 December 2018, who was accompanied by a delegation of fifteen senior officials across various Ministries of Japan.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Ambassador of Maldives to Japan, His Excellency Ibrahim Uvais, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also accompanied the Ministers during the official meetings.

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
Link: http://foreign.gov.mv/index.php/en/mediacentre/news/4758-minister-of-foreign-affairs-concludes-official-visit-to-japan

 

Foreign Minister, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, accompanied by Minister of Finance His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, and the Minister of Economic Development His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail met with met with the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Mr. Tadashi Maeda, today in Tokyo.

The Ministers briefed the Governor on the economic agenda of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, while reiterating Maldives’ commitment to embark on policies that are sustainable, environmentally friendly and allow for greater economic diversification. The Governor of JBIC and the delegation also discussed ways to enhance cooperation on future Maldives development processes.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Ambassador of Maldives to Japan, His Excellency Ibrahim Uvais, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Maldives Embassy in Tokyo.

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maldives
Link: http://foreign.gov.mv/index.php/en/mediacentre/news/4755-minister-of-foreign-affairs-meets-the-governor-of-japan-bank-for-international-cooperation