President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday visited Hiroshima, Japan where he met with the Mayor and visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
During the tour, President Solih and First Lady Fazna laid a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph and signed the guestbook at the museum.
President Solih, accompanied by First Lady Fazna Ahmed, visited Hiroshima as part of his ongoing official visit to Japan.
During the trip, President Solih has held several meetings, including with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and discussed ways to enhance relations between both nations.
The two countries also signed the Exchange of Notes during the trip, with a view to further developing friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.
The President was welcomed upon arrival at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum by Matsui Kazumi, the Mayor of Hiroshima. During the visit, the President toured the museum and laid a wreath at the Memorial Cenotaph and signed the guestbook, said the President’s Office.
The Maldives and Japan closely cooperate in the international fora, and the Maldives is a strong supporter of international efforts towards disarmament and non-proliferation in addition to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The Maldives is also party to the Convention on Cluster Munitions and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The president and first lady are to conclude their visit to Japan on Sunday.