The Embassy was officially opened on 10 May 2007. The Embassy is currently headed by H.E. Mr. Hassan Sobir who presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor on 07 September 2022.

The first Ambassador of Maldives to Japan was H.E. Mr. Abdul Hameed Zakariyya. He presented his Letter of Credence to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito on 11 March 2008. He was recalled on 25 June 2009.

 

 

H.E. Mr. Hassan Sobir

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

 

Mr. Hassan Sobir arrived in Tokyo to assume his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Maldives to Japan, on 21 June 2022. He presented his letter of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, on 7th September 2022.

Ambassador Sobir has more than 25 years of Senior Management experience in the Government of the Republic of Maldives.

He was member of Parliament representing the North Ari Atoll constituency from 1999 until 2004. He also served for 11 years as Member of Cabinet, with experience in high-level policy making and administration of key economic sectors. He held the cabinet portfolio for Ministry of Tourism and ministry of Fisheries & Agriculture.

Mr. Sobir has been the Chairman of the Male’ Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC), Joint Venture company with partners from Denmark, which resulted in the first public metered desalinated water distribution system in the Maldives.

He also in the past played advisory role to key institutions including the Maldives Monetary Authority (the Central Bank) and regional institutions such as SAARC and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

Mr. Sobir also has extensive experience and expertise in diplomatic and foreign relations. He has previously represented the Republic of Maldives as Non-Resident Ambassador of the Maldives to the Europe Union, Permanent Representative of Maldives to UN Office in Geneva, High Commissioner of Maldives to the United Kingdom, High Commissioner to the Republic of Singapore and Maldives Ambassador to Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, Mission to the European Union.

From the year 2011 to 2013 he served as Senior lecturer, in School of Hospitality and Tourism, Help University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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ハサン ソービル

 特命全権大使

 

ハサン・ソービル大使は、2022年6月21日にモルディブの特命全権大使として東京に着任し、2022年9月7日に天皇陛下へ信任状を捧呈しました。

 

ソビール大使はモルディブ共和国政府内で閣僚を含む25年以上の上級管理職経験があります。 1999年~2004年 北アリ環礁を選挙区とする国会議員を務め、閣僚としても観光省と漁業農業省の大臣職を11年間歴任し、主要な経済セクターのハイレベルな政策立案と管理の経験者でもあります。

ソビール氏は、デンマークとの合弁会社であるマレ上下水道会社(MWSC)の会長を務め、モルディブで最初の公共計量式海水淡水化システムをもたらしました。

また、モルディブ金融庁(中央銀行)を含む主要機関や南アジア地域連合(SAARC)や国際農業開発基金(IFAD)などの機関の顧問を務めました。

ソビール氏はまた、外交・外交関係においても豊富な経験と専門知識を有しています。モルディブ共和国を代表して、モルディブの非居駐在欧州連合大使、ジュネーブの国連事務所にてモルディブ代表、駐英国モルディブ高等弁務官、駐シンガポール共和国モルディブ高等弁務官、ベルギー、オランダ、ルクセンブルクの駐欧州連合代表部大使を務めました。

2011年から2013年までは、マレーシアのクアラルンプールにあるヘルプ大学にてホスピタリティ・観光学部の上級講師を務めていました。

 

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2022年12月02日(金)