Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan His Excellency Mr. Iwao HORII paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister H.E Dr. Mohamed Asim this morning.

During the meeting, Minister Asim and Vice Minister HORII agreed to work together to further strengthen the existing cordial relations between Maldives and Japan.

Both Ministers also discussed on attracting Japanese investments to the Maldives, improving connectivity, promotion of trade and tourism, increasing people-to-people contact and collaboration in the multilateral arena of mutual interest including climate change, human security and sustainable development.

Minister Asim thanked Vice Minister HORII for the generous contributions made by the Government and the people of Japan towards the socio-economic development of the Maldives.

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