June 14, 2018

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.

June 14, 2018

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the JICA Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan today.

Minister Asim and President of JICA exchanged views on various programs steered by JICA in the Maldives and on future collaboration between Maldives and JICA. Minister Asim noted with appreciation JICA’s programmes as one of the most successful programmes that have contributed to socieo-economic development 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.

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 the 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.

ENDS

June 08, 2018

The Maldives will continue to champion its priorities at the UN, despite not winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020, in the election held at the United Nations General Assembly today.

 The Maldives extends congratulations to Indonesia, on winning today’s election. The Maldives also reiterates its solidarity and commitment to work closely with Indonesia, and all the newly elected members.

 In its 72 years of the United Nations, only 8 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have had the opportunity to serve on the Security Council. The Maldives is disappointed that small States are not getting the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the international peace and security. However, the Maldives will continue its leadership role in pursuing strong action on issues of importance to the Maldives and other SIDS. The Maldives will also pursue new initiatives and innovations, and further strengthen its collaboration and relations with the international community. The Maldives also hopes that today’s results will not dishearten other small States to compete for membership in the Council. The Maldives hopes that the future will provide a platform for all members of the UN, big or small, to serve on the Security Council, on the merits of their commitments and ideals, to international peace and security.

 ENDS

June 08, 2018

New Delhi: Embassy held the 6th Annual Meeting of the Honorary Consuls of Maldives in India at Andaz Hotel. The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Ahmed Mohamed and was attended by the Honorary Consuls of Maldives in Bangaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai, and the Deputy Consul at the Maldives Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, and Diplomats of the Embassy. Discussions focussed on increasing engagement with Maldivians resident in various cities in India to provide better and efficient consular services.
Following the meeting, Ambassador Ahmed hosted an Iftar Dinner at Andaz Hotel, which was attended by Honorary Consuls, Deputy Consul at the Maldives Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, some media personnel and Diplomats of the Embassy.