EMBASSY NEWS

August 9, 2018

The Ambassador of Maldives to Japan H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Uvais attended and addressed the Wave Energy Project Reporting Session organized by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

Experiments for the project began in May this year at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma at South Male Atoll, Maldives in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Maldives and the Government of the Maldives. The goal of the project is to harness wave energy using affordable turbines situated at the shoreline surf. OIST Professor Tsumoru Shintake’s goal of his “wave energy converter” is to overcome the limitations of the current designs which are expensive and has numerous shortcomings.

Currently the tests are being conducted through two mini-turbines. Before the year ends, they will be replaced by full-scale prototype models and within two years, provide energy for at least a third of the island.

In his speech, the Ambassador highlighted the importance of the experiment to find a renewable form of energy that is affordable and reliable to replace the Maldives’ dependency on fossil fuels. With Maldives as a symbol of climate change, the Ambassador expressed his hope that if the experiment is successful, wave energy will pave the path for the country to lead the rest of the world by example in creating a sustainable future.

 

August 9, 2018

The Ambassador of Maldives to Japan H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Uvais attended the 73rd Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony held in Peace Park in Nagasaki City, along with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and representatives of 71 nations. 

In the ceremony held in front of Peace Statue, flowers were offered and a Peace Declaration was made by the Mayor Tomihisa Taue, followed by a chorus performance by school children. Matching the time that the atomic bomb was dropped at 11:02 AM, there was silence as everyone attending offered their prayers for the realization of everlasting world peace.

 

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August 6, 2018

The Ambassador of Maldives to Japan H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Uvais attended the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony held in Peace Memorial Park in the city of Hiroshima.

Representatives from 85 countries and fifty thousand citizens, including those who lost their family members in the bombing attended the ceremony. Matching the time that the atomic bomb was dropped. The Peace Bell was rung at 8:15 AM, followed by sirens around the city and silence as attendees offered their prayers for the realization of everlasting world peace.

 

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09 July 2018 , Ref: PN-2018-9564

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzo Abe, following the loss of lives and damage caused by the recent torrential rain flooding and landslides in Japan. 

The President’s message reads as follows:

“I am deeply saddened to learn the news of the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage to property and infrastructure caused by the torrential rain, flooding and landslides across western and central parts of Japan. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Your Excellency, the Government and the friendly people of Japan.
In this time of great grievance, let me assure Your Excellency our continuous support to the Government and the people of Japan, as a close bilateral partner and friend. I hope that the rescue and recovery operations continue smoothly and I pray for strength and fortitude for the Japanese people at this tragic time.
Please also convey, Excellency, my sincere condolences to the members of the bereaved families.”

 

Reference to The President's Office: https://presidency.gov.mv/