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Kuwaiti Ambassador to Japan Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi conveyed a letter of appreciation from Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah to Former Japanese Foreign Minister. In the letter addressed to Masahiko Komura, current President of Japan-Kuwait Parliamentary League, Sheikh Dr. Mohammad expressed sincere gratitude for the efforts Komura has made during his tenure as Foreign Minster, and his continued efforts as a head of Japan-Kuwait Parliamentary League to promote the diplomatic, political, and economic relations between the two countries, according to the embassy. At his meeting with Komura, the ambassador reaffirmed "grand meanings" of friendship and close relationship tying the two countries for more than 40 years. Al-Otaibi also expressed the high esteem that the Kuwaiti leadership and the government have for Japan "as a government and people." While emphasizing that the Japanese government attaches importance to the bilateral relations with Kuwait, Komura asserted Japan's determination to further strengthen all fields of cooperation between the two countries, and Al-Otaibi responded that he shares the same view. Al-Otaibi and Komura also exchanged opinions about the current economic situation in Japan, the global financial and economic crisis, as well as Japan's next general elections, and what results and consequences can be expected from these elections. The officials also discussed the results of the American Presidential elections, which brought Barack Obama as the 44th President, and the future of US-Japanese relations. Komura affirmed that the bilateral relations and cooperation between US and Japan in all its domains will not go backwards regardless of who will win in the next Japanese general elections.