8 February 2016, Male; H. E. Mr. Masakazu Hamachi, Parliamentary Vice – Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan called on H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives today.
During the meeting, Minister Dunya welcomed H. E. Mr. Masakazu Hamachi to the Republic of Maldives and congratulated the Government of Japan for opening an Embassy in the Maldives.
Both Ministers exchanged views on further strengthening the bilateral and multilateral relations between the Maldives and Japan and highlighted on the historical bonds of friendship between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Secretary H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Joint Secretary Ms. Aishath Azeema, Assistant Political Director Mr. Hassan Hussain Shihab of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. H.E Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives also attended the meeting.
H. E. Mr. Masakazu Hamachi’s visit to Maldives is to attend the official opening ceremony of the Embassy of Japan in the Maldives.