Sultanate, Japan seek to enhance cooperation in various fields

MUSCAT: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos received a written message from Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. The message was received by His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers, when he received on Sunday Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to the Japanese Prime Minister, and his accompanying delegation. The guest conveyed greetings of the leadership in Japan to His Majesty the Sultan, the government, and the Omani people.Conversation during the meeting touched on the growing relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing them in various areas, as well as reviewing several current issues on the regional and international arenas.
Sonoura hailed the rapid growth of the existing relations between the Sultanate and Japan, and his country’s aspiration towards further cooperation in the fields of economy and investment, as well as sharing expertise to serve the common interests of both sides.
He also praised the comprehensive development achieved by the Sultanate at all levels, thanks to the wise leadership of the country, which gained it respect and appreciation of all.
HH Sayyid Fahd asked the guest to convey greetings of His Majesty the Sultan to Emperor Akihito of Japan and to the Japanese Prime Minister along with his best wishes of success to them, and the Japanese friendly people further progress and welfare.
The meeting was attended by Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud al Busaidy, Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry. Meanwhile, Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications, received in his office Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to the Japanese Prime Minister, and his delegation, currently visiting the Sultanate. The two sides reviewed fields of the existing cooperation between the two countries in relation to the transport and communications sectors. — ONA