November 26, 2017

Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan,Mr. Iwao HORII arrived in the Maldives for an official visit.

Mr. Iwao HORII was received at the Velana International Airport, by Foreign Secretary Mr. Ahmed Sareer, and Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On his arrival, Mr. Iwao HORII called on Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim.

During the meeting, Minister Asim and Vice Minister HORII agreed to work together to further strengthen the existing cordial relations between Maldives and Japan.

Both Ministers also discussed on attracting Japanese investments to the Maldives, improving connectivity, promotion of trade and tourism, increasing people-to-people contact and collaboration in the multilateral arena of mutual interest including climate change, human security and sustainable development.

Mr. Iwao HORII is visiting the Maldives, in connection with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Japan.