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Ambassador TAKEUCHI Midori
Hello, everyone!
I am TAKEUCHI Midori.  I arrived in Male on January 9th 2022 as the third resident Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives.  I presented the letter of credence to President H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on January 20, 2022.
The Republic of Maldives is a beautiful island country in the ocean, just like Japan.  Both countries enjoy peace and prosperity through the free and open Indo-Pacific Ocean.  Maldives and Japan have long cordial and friendly relations and history of cooperation in the international arena.  I am fully determined to follow the good steps of the predecessors to continue and further strengthen this bilateral relations.
This year, 2022, commemorates the 55th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries.  I would like to invite all of you to join and celebrate this joyous occasion.  It is my sincere hope that more people in Japan to learn about the Maldives better as well as more people of the Maldives to know Japan.
Two years have been passed since the Covid-19 pandemic casted serious challenges in all over the world.  Now we are better equipped to fight against Covid-19 with knowledge, vaccination and medicines, however, we are still required maximum caution in the series of new variant waves of this contagious disease.   Traveling across the boarders is reviving but still limited.  Yet, we have to be wise to keep economic and social activities go forward.  I would like to express my sincere respect for those who are contributing greatly to promote the Maldives and Japan relations under such difficult circumstance.
Our office will cooperate for President Solih’s vision to develop regional economy, (or decentralization) by assisting fishery, agriculture and small business, creating job opportunities and diversification of the economy.  Protecting environment, coping with the climate change and preventing natural disaster is also important.  Japan shares its knowledge and experience in supporting the Maldives in this area.  We will continue our support for good governance of the Republic of Maldives.  Capacity building in security and safety, public health, education etc. is very much needed for sustainable development of this country.
Our office’s mission is to provide security and administrative service for the Japanese nationals in Maldives and foster good relations with Maldives and Japan.  I look forward to working closely with all of you.  Please contact us when you need us. 
TAKEUCHI Midori (Mrs.)
Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Maldives