Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the President of Japan-Maldives Parliamentarian Friendship League, Honorable Mr. Wataru Takeshita this afternoon.

During the meeting, Minister Asim highlighted the historic relations Maldives and Japan have enjoyed over the past five decades and thanked Japan-Maldives Parliamentarian Friendship League for the crucial role they are playing to enhance the relations between the two countries.

Minister Asim and Hon. Takeshita discussed on strengthening cooperation in various fields including cooperation amongst parliamentarians between the two countries.

Hon. Yoshitaka Shindo, Secretary General and Hon. Yuko Obuchi, General Secretary of the Japan-Maldives Parliamentarian Friendship League also participated in the meeting.

Minister Asim was accompanied by Ambassador Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral, Mr. Hussain Shareef, Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senior officials at the Embassy of Maldives in Tokyo.

Minister Asim is visiting Japan on a three-day official visit in connection with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Japan.