Japan praises strong ties with Qatar
December 19 2019 08:09 PM
Guests at Qatar National Day reception in Tokyo.
Guests at Qatar National Day reception in Tokyo.

In Tokyo, Qatar's ambassador to Japan Hassan bin Mohamed Rafea al-Emadi hosted a reception on the occasion of Qatar National Day.

The reception was attended by leader of Komeito Party Natsuo Yamaguchi, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for National Security Minoru Kihara, Secretary-General for Public Affairs of the Liberal Democratic Party and Secretary-General of Japan-Qatar Parliamentary Friendship Association Tadahiko Ito, Special Adviser to the President of the Liberal Democratic Party on Diplomatic Affairs and Minister of State at the Foreign Ministry Kentaro Sonoura, head of the media network of the Liberal Democratic Party and Minister of State at the Foreign Ministry Yasuhide Nakayama, and a large number of parliamentarians, leaders of political parties, department managers, senior officials of the ministries of foreign affairs and economy, trade and industry, members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps in Tokyo, and a number of businessmen and public figures.

The leader of Komeito Party and the Special Adviser to the Prime Minister addressed the ceremony and praised the level the strong friendship and co-operation relations between the two countries. The officials expressed the desire to promote the bilateral relations in all fields, and expressed thanks to Qatar for its humanitarian contribution to support the reconstruction efforts of the areas hit by the earthquake and Tsunami disasters in 2011.

For his part, the ambassador welcomed the guests and expressed proud for the level of the distinguished relations between Qatar and Japan, saying that they are based on the basis of strong friendship and co-operation and joint interests, fostered by the mutual respect and trust between the two countries' leaderships. He underlined that the bilateral relations are flourishing and growing steadily to become stronger and more diverse.

The reception included a pavilion highlighted the Qatari culture and heritage, and another pavilion showcased Japanese exhibits and arts. Qatari Arda (traditional dance) was also performed during the ceremony.

Last updated: December 19 2019 08:12 PM

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