His Excellency Mr. Iwao HORII, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan, has arrived in the Maldives this evening on an official visit.

The Vice Minister was received on arrival at the Velana International Airport, by the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, and Mr. Ahmed Fazeel, Director at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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