The Government of Japan donated Disaster Reduction Equipment worth 1100 Million Japanese Yen, which is equivalent to approximately 9.9 Million USD, to the Government of Maldives today.

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.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim attended as the Chief Guest at the Official Reception hosted by the Embassy of Japan, to celebrate the Birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Japan.

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 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message to His Excellency Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt condemning the attack and conveying sympathy to the Government and people of the Arab Republic of Egypt.