Signing of Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Japan

30 March 2017, Male’;

The Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Japan, with a view to further developing friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, signed an exchange of notes today at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Mr. Kazumi Endo, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives, signed the Exchange of Notes on behalf of the two respective countries.

Under the terms of the Exchange of Notes   the Government   of Japan   shall extend   to   the   Government of Maldives, a grant of two hundred and fifty million Japanese Yen (¥ 250,000,000) for further promoting the economic and social development of the Maldives. This grant will be utilized to procure related equipment and materials for Counter-Terrorism and public Security of the Maldives. The equipment provided under this grant scheme will be selected by the Government of Maldives in consultation with the line agencies concerned.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the officials of the Embassy of Japan to the Maldives.