Japanese honour accorded to Salem bin Nasser Al Maskri

Oman Saturday 13/November/2021 20:25 PM
By: Times News Service
Japanese honour accorded to Salem bin Nasser Al Maskri

Muscat: The Embassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman hosted on November 10, 2021 at the Ambassador’s residence a ceremony to confer “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star” on Salem Nasser Al-Maskri, former Secretary General of the Higher Education Council of the Sultanate of Oman.

The conferment ceremony was attended by a number of senior officials and dignitaries. Kobayashi Toshinori, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Sultanate of Oman conferred the Order on Al-Maskri on behalf of the Government of Japan.

The Government of Japan announced on November 3,2020 the conferment of the Order on. Al-Maskri in recognition of his outstanding contributions to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the Sultanate of Oman in the field of education, particularly academic exchange.

The long-awaited conferment ceremony was finally realised after a delay of a year due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The Order of the Rising Sun, one of the prestigious decorations in Japan, was introduced in 1875. The award of the order for non-Japanese nationals started in 1981.