Tokyo, Sept. 30. (BNA) – Emperor Akihito of Japan received here today the Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, currently on an official visit to friendly Japan to strengthen the solid bilateral ties in all fields, especially the youth and sports ones.
Shaikh Nasser conveyed the congratulations of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to Emperor Akihito marking the selection of Tokyo to be the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games, as well as HM’s wishes of success to Japan in hosting such a key world event and further progress at all levels.
Emperor Akihito lauded the solid Japanese-Bahraini relations and joint cooperation, boosted in all fields following HM the King’s historic visit to Japan.
Shaikh Nasser hailed the steady growth of bilateral relations in various fields, stressing the importance of exchanging visits between the two countries’ officials in order to open up new horizons of cooperation in the youth, sports, trade, economic, investment, cultural and scientific fields.
He praised the advanced level of the historical bilateral ties, affirming the kingdom’s desire to bolster them further in order to take advantage of friendly Japan’s successful experiences in various fields.
He lauded Japan’s supportive stances towards the Kingdom of Bahrain at all levels, which, he said, reflects the solid bilateral ties, Japan’s leading role at the international arena and positive contributions to all sectors in Bahrain.
He hailed the positive outcome of Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe’s visit to Bahrain, noting that Bahraini-Japanese relations are exemplary and are based on mutual respect and common interests.
Shaikh Nasser informed Emperor Akihito on the progress witnessed by the Kingdom of Bahrain at all levels thanks to HM the King’s far-sighted vision.
He also informed him about the fruitful results of his visit to Japan.
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BNA 1609 GMT 2013/09/30