Special Envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister, Member of the House of Representatives Wataru Takeshita has paid a courtesy call to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, this morning at the President’s Office.

During the call, the President welcomed Mr. Wataru Takeshita to the Maldives and thanked him for attending yesterday’s Presidential Inauguration ceremony.

At the meeting, the President highlighted that last year the Maldives and Japan celebrated the golden jubilee anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The President also expressed gratitude for Japan’s contributions towards the development of the Maldives over the years, especially in areas of education and trade. President Solih further reaffirmed commitment to maintaining the close relations between the Maldives and Japan.

At the call, the Member of the House of Representatives of Japan extended well wishes and felicitations from the Japanese Prime Minister and presented a personal letter from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to President Solih. During the call, Mr. Wataru Takeshita assured President Solih of the Japanese Prime Minister’s commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations between the Maldives and Japan.

The President and the Japanese Member of the House of Representatives discussed ways to further strengthen the close ties between the Maldives and Japan.

Source: Presidency Maldives