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Maldives Business Center Corporation has launched “Authentic Maldives” products in the Japanese market, under “One Village, One Product (OVOP) Market”.

In a statement released by the Maldives Business Center Corporation (BCC), registered under Ministry of Economic Development said that products under the brand, "Authentic Maldives" were introduced in collaboration with the Japan External Trade Corporation (JETRO).

Products were launched in a sales event held in the Tower KITTE, Tokyo, organized by the JETRO.

The sales event, on 24th December 2022, was attended by the Ambassador of Maldives to Japan H.E. Hassan Sobir, Deputy Ambassador Mohamed Ameeth and senior officials of JETRO.

"One Village One Product” is an initiative by JETRO, to provide the opportunity for countries to showcase/sell their national products at Narita airport and Kansai Airport. Several countries use this opportunity to promote various items. 

The Maldives Business Center Corporation states that Maldivian Products under Authentic Maldives brand will now be available at two outlets in Narita International Airport and Kansai International Airport in Japan. Products will also be displayed and made available in future sales events organized by JETRO in different parts of the country.

Embassy of Maldives in Japan played a facilitating role to introduce Maldivian local products as a part of the 'One Village, One Product' programme operated by the JETRO.

モルディブビジネスセンターは、「一村一品(OVOP)マーケット」のもと、日本市場で「本物のモルディブ」商品を販売しました。

経済開発省のもとで登録されたモルディブビジネスセンターコーポレーション(BCC)が発表した声明の中で、「本物のモルディブ」というブランドの製品が日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)と共同で導入されたと述べています。

商品は、ジェトロがタワーKITTEで開催した販売イベントで発表されました。

2022年12月24日に行われた販売イベントには、ハサン・ソビール駐日モルディブ大使、モハメド・アミート副大使、ジェトロの幹部が出席しました。

「一村一品」は、成田空港や関西空港で各国が自国産品を展示・販売する機会を提供するジェトロの取り組みです。いくつかの国がこの機会を利用してさまざまな商品を宣伝しています。

モルディブビジネスセンターコーポレーションは、Authentic Maldivesブランドのモルディブ商品を成田国際空港と関西国際空港の2店舗で販売する予定です。また、ジェトロが全国各地で開催する販売イベントでも商品が展示・公開されます。

駐日モルディブ大使館は、ジェトロが運営する「一村一品」プログラムの一環として、モルディブの特産品の紹介を円滑に進める役割を果たしました。

State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Member of the House of Representatives, Takei Shunsuke, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Shahid welcomed State Minister Takei Shunsuke to the Foreign Ministry, and highlighted the enduring strength of the Maldives-Japan ties and the close people-to-people contact that form the foundation of the bilateral relationship.

Minister Shahid and State Minister Shunsuke reflected on the close historical relationship between Maldives and Japan, and exchanged views on key areas of bilateral and multilateral interest. In commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, both Minister Shahid and State Minister Takei Shunsuke reaffirmed their commitment to further enhance the partnership bilaterally, within the bilateral and multilateral frameworks.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Maldves, Ahmed Khaleel, Foreign Secretary, Ahmed Latheef, Additional Secretary, Amin Javed Faizal, Senior Undersecretary, Fathimath Naeema and Assistant Director Mohamed Shujau of the Ministry, participated in the meeting.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives