Japan’s ambassador hails Oman-Japan ties
January 16, 2013 | 12:00 AM
The Japanese ambassador conveyed his deep gratitude to Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs for diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Muscat: George Hisaeda, the Japanese Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, met Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday. The Japanese envoy conveyed the best wishes of the Japanese government and people to Alawi with a new administration coming to power in Japan.

The envoy expressed his deep gratitude to the Foreign Minister for help in the successful hosting of the events last year by the Embassy of Japan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, which were well received by the people of Oman and the media.

Speaking about Japan's new Prime Minister Abe, Hisaeda said that Khalid bin Hashil bin Mohammed Al Muslahi, the Omani Ambassador to Japan, and he were quite happy with the appointment of the new Prime Minister.

"Our prime minister, being the Honorary Chairman of the Japan-Oman Association, seems interested in visiting Oman," Hisaeda said. Conveying the message of Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for Alawi, he said Kishida had expressed his heartfelt gratitude for Alawi's kind words of congratulations on his appointment as the Foreign Minister.

Kishida also reassured that he would continue to work closely with Alawi for further developing good relations between the two countries. The Omani Foreign Minister said that Oman and Japan enjoy extremely good relations and hoped for Japan's continued and further involvement in the development of the Omani economy.

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