HM greetings conveyed to Emperor Akihito

TOKYO: Emperor Akihito of Japan received at his palace on Wednesday Shaikh Khalid bin Hilal al Maawali, Chairman of Majlis Ash’shura.
Shaikh Khalid conveyed the greetings of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to the Japanese Emperor. The Majlis delegation visited the Japanese parliament and held official talks with Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of the Japanese House of Representative, who stressed the deep relations binding the two friendly nations. The Japanese parliament expressed its thanks and appreciations to His Majesty and his government for the positive role in solving the disputes between several parties.
955962It also valued the efforts being made by the Sultanate, particularly with respect to its stance during the earthquake which hit Japan in March 2011. Both sides stressed the importance of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries in various areas especially the economic field. During their visit to Japan the chairman of Majlis Ash’shura and his delegation also met with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the speaker of the House of Representative, the governor of Tokyo and a number of Japanese officials. The meetings stressed the strengths of the Omani-Japanese relations and exchanged points of views on the ways of further fostering these relations.
The chairman of Majlis Ash’shura and his accompanying delegation visited the National Diet (the Japanese parliament) Japan’s bicameral legislature which is composed of the House of Representatives (lower house) and the House of Councillors (upper house of parliament).The shura delegation attended part of a session at the House of Representatives and held an official talk session with the House of Representatives.