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Over three hundred foreign dignitaries from forty six countries are expected to attend the Official Inauguration Ceremony of the President and the Vice President of the Maldives. The inauguration ceremony will be held on Saturday, 17 November 2018 in the National Stadium in Male’.

Among the high-level dignitaries attending the ceremony include the Prime Minister of India, H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to arrive in the Maldives on the day of the inauguration ceremony. This will be the first visit of Prime Minister Modi to the Maldives.

Some of the high-level dignitaries expected to attend the ceremony are;

- H.E. Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Former Head of State of Sri Lanka
- His Royal Highness Prince Dr. Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Alsaud of Saudi Arabia 
- His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Son of the Crown Prince of the UAE
- H.E. Mr. Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan
- Hon. Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka
- Hon. Faiszer Mustapha, Minister of Provincial Councils, Local Government and Sports of Sri Lanka
- H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine
- H.E. Mr Luo Shugang, Minister of Culture and Tourism as Special Envoy of the President of China
- Hon. Mr. Wataru Takeshita, Member of House of Representatives of Japan as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan
- Her Excellency Mounia Boucetta, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as Special Envoy of the King of Morocco
- H.E. Mr. Mohamed Afif, Secretary of State Cabinet Affairs of Seychelles
- H.E. Mr. Yavuz Selim Kiran, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey, as Special Envoy of the President of Turkey
- Ambassador Zoran Vujic, Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Special Envoy of the President of Serbia
- Mr. Jean-Christophe Belliard, Deputy Secretary-General of the European Union External Action Service
- Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
- H.E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

In addition, several Ambassadors, senior government officials and business leaders from different countries are expected to attend the ceremony.

During their visit, several dignitaries will be paying Courtesy Calls on the President and are expected to attend an Official Reception, to be held in Kurumba Maldives on 17 November 2018.

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

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) in association with Red Bull have launched the 2nd Edition of the Adventures of Maldives (Dhivehi Aahitha) Facebook Video Competition today. Adventures of Maldives is co-sponsored by Euro Store and Tech Street.

The Adventures of Maldives (Dhivehi Aahitha) is a co-promotional marketing activity that was initiated in 2017, aimed at showcasing personally shot video stories of locals and tourists engaging in adventurous activities in Maldives which will have positive promotional value to the Maldives as a tourism destination. Adventures of Maldives has been defined as conventional adventure related activities in the Maldives such as scuba diving, island excursions, festivals, free diving, surfing, snorkeling, watersports, etc. and also as unconventional adventure related activities in the Maldives.

The winners of this competition is set to receive over MVR 120,000 as prize money. The top 10 videos selected after judging will also be featured on the official YouTube channel of MMPRC (Visit Maldives) and promoted on other social and online media channels of MMPRC (Visit Maldives) as well as International Travel and Trade Fairs.

The Adventures of Maldives Facebook Competition 2017 held in October /November 2017 received a total of 46 videos. The Competition received immense popularity on Facebook, receiving over 80k views for the most watched video. The videos that received the most likes / views were shortlisted and judged by an independent panel who selected the winner and the top 10 videos of the competition, where the top finalist received a total of MVR 100,000 as prize money. 
The videos can be submitted through www.visitmaldives.com/adventures from the 26th of October 2018 till 2pm of the 26th of November 2018. The voting period will take place from the 28th of November 2018 till 2pm of the 4th of December 2018. The judging process will take place from the 10th – 12th of December 2018 and the prizes will be disseminated to the winners during the second week of December 2018.


Reference to MMPRC news: https://visitmaldives.com/submit-your-1-minute-videos-for-adventures-of-maldives-and-stand-a-chance-to-win-mvr-120000/

 

2018年8月9日

イーブラヒム・ウェイス駐日モルディブ共和国大使は沖縄科学技術大学院大学(OIST)によって開催されたモルディブでの波力発電実証実験開始の報告会に出席しました。

実験は今年5月に南マーレ環礁ホリデーイン・リゾート・カンドゥーマ・モルディブでモルディブ環境省とモルディブ政府の協力のもと、開始されました。今回のプロジェクトの主な目的は浅瀬での波力発電を実用化するというもの。現在の波力発電用タービンの構造は価格が高いなどの欠点があるため、OISTの新竹積教授はそれらの欠点を克服するための「波力発電変換器」の実現を目指しています。 

現在実験は二つの小さなタービンで行われていて、その発電量は僅か。OISTの研究チームは今年中に全体規模での試作モデルに切り替え、2年以内に少なくとも島の3分の1の電力を供給するとしています。

ウェイス駐日モルディブ大使は報告会のご挨拶で「化石燃料による発電に依存するモルディブにとって、入手可能で確実な再生可能型エネルギーの探求は非常に重要。モルディブが気候変動の克服のための模範として世界をリードし、今回の実験が持続可能な未来を実現するための第一歩となることを願っている。」と述べました。

2018年8月9日

イブラーヒム・ウェイス駐日モルディブ共和国大使は長崎市の平和公園で行われた73回目の平和祈念式典に参列しました。式典には国連のアントニオ・グテーレス事務総長や安倍晋三総理大臣のほか、71か国の代表が参列しました。

平和祈念像前広場で挙行された式典では献花や田上富久長崎市長による平和宣言、児童合唱が行われ、原爆投下時刻の午前11時2分、一分間の黙とうが捧げられました。

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2019年12月12日(木)