7 April 2015, Male’; Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that “the Maldives is open for Japanese investment; be it airport development, or tourist resort development, or transportation sector development, the Japanese investors will have the full guarantee that their investment will be fully protected”. The Minister made these remarks at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today for the signing of the Exchange of Notes for the Non - Project Grant Aid for Provision of Japanese Disaster Reduction Equipment (2014) under which Japan will provide equipment valued at MVR 64 million. Minister Dunya and Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives signed the Exchange of Notes.

In her remarks, Minister Dunya expressed the profound appreciation of the Government and the people of the Maldives to Japan and its people for the generous support extended over the years.

Japan has been one of the most important development partners of the Maldives for nearly four decades. Important projects implemented under Japanese grant aid include the construction of the Sea-Wall around Malé, and the construction primary schools in the atolls and Malé.