22 December 2016, Male'; H. E. Mr. Hiroyuki Miyazawa, Parliamentary Vice – Minister of Defense of Japan called on H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives today.
During the meeting, Minister Asim welcomed H. E. Mr. Hiroyuki Miyazawa to the Republic of Maldives and exchanged views on further strengthening the bilateral and multilateral relations between the Maldives and Japan in the areas related to Defense and maritime security. Minister also highlighted on the historical bonds of friendship between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Bilateral Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, and Joint Secretary Ms. Aishath Azeema of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. H.E Mr. Kazumi Endo, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives, Mr. Yoshinori Kurokabe, Executive Assistant to the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, Mr. Kantaro Suzuki, Deputy Director, International Policy Division, Bureau of Defense Policy, from the Ministry of Defense of Japan also attended the meeting.