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.

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