Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the resident Maldivian Community in Japan, jointly with the members from Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), at a reception hosted by the Embassy of Maldives to celebrate the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Maldives and Japan.

 At the reception, Minister Asim conveyed warm felicitations to the attendees and thanked members from JOCV for the invaluable contributions made by JOCV towards socio-economic development of the Maldives.

Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, officials of the delegation and the Embassy of Maldives in Tokyo attended the function.

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.