Ambassador of Maldives to Japan His Excellency Hassan Sobir presented his Letter of Credence to the Emperor of Japan


7 September 2022

Ambassador of Maldives to Japan Hassan Sobir presented his Letters of Credence to the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Maldives to Japan at a ceremony held this morning at the Tokyo Imperial Palace.

During the meeting held after the formal ceremony, the emperor welcomed Ambassador Sobir and congratulated him on his appointment.

Ambassador Sobir conveyed warm greetings and good wishes from President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the people of the Maldives and briefed the emperor about Covid-19 in Maldives, including the measures the Government of Maldives has taken to overcome the crisis.

The Maldives and Japan established formal diplomatic relations on 14 November 1967. This year marks the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Maldives opened a resident Embassy in Japan on 10 May 2007. Ambassador Sobir is the fifth Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to Japan.

Ambassador Hassan Sobir was accompanied at the ceremony by Mr. Mohamed Ameeth Ahmed Manik, Minister – Counsellor and Mr. Shafraz Rasheed, First Secretary at the Maldives’ Embassy in Japan.