Foreign Minister, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Japan.

During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Finance of Japan this afternoon, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Shahid discussed various aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries. Minister Shahid also thanked the Government of Japan for the close and friendly manner in which it has always regarded the Maldives. The Deputy Prime Minister reaffirmed Japan’s commitment to implementing the vision articulated by President Mohamed Ibrahim Solih for further economic and social development of the Maldives.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with Mr. Yasushi Akahoshi, President of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), in Tokyo today.

During the meeting, held at the JETRO Headquarters, Minister Shahid discussed on various issues, including increasing Japanese investment in Maldives & strengthening trade ties between the two countries.

Mr. Akahoshi was joined by Mr. Nayoshi Noguchi, Vice President of JETRO, at the meeting.

The Minister is accompanied at the meeting by the Minister of Finance His Excellency Ibrahim Ameer, the Minister of Economic Development His Excellency Uz Fayyaz Ismail, senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Maldives in Japan.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives

Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with His Excellency Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, in Tokyo today.

During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Minister Shahid recalled his visit to Japan in 2007 to open the Embassy of the Maldives in Tokyo and Minister noted that it marked as a new era in the Maldives – Japan relations. Foreign Minister Kono warmly welcomed the Minister back to Japan and reaffirmed Tokyo’s commitment to further strengthen the historic and friendly relations between the two countries. Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with Minister of Environment of Japan, His Excellency Yoshiaka Harada, this morning in Tokyo.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Environment of Japan, Minister Shahid recognized and commended the role of Japan in the global arena in pushing for action against climate change. The Minister further thanked the Government of Japan, for the continuous assistance to the Maldives in building the resilience and disaster risk reduction of Maldives. Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has departed to Tokyo, Japan, today on his first official visit to Japan since assuming office.

During this visit, Minister Shahid will meet with His Excellency Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other high level officials of the Government of Japan, and hold discussion on further strengthening the historic and close bilateral ties between the Maldives and Japan. Read more