Ambassador to Japan Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi hosted a luncheon on Monday in honor of Kuwaiti international handball referees Jassem Al-Swailem, and Ahmad Al-Mutawa in the presence of the members of the Japan Handball Federation.
The luncheon was held for the referees after running the semi-finals and finals of Japan Handball Association.
Ambassador Al-Otaibi watched the two games at the invitation of deputy chairman of the Japan Handball Federation Noriyuki Ichihara. On the sidelines of the games, Al-Otaibi met with Japanese Olympic Committee President, who praised the Kuwaiti referees.
This participation came upon a memorandum of cooperation between the Kuwaiti and Japanese handball federations, which was signed in the presence of President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah during his visit to Japan in October 2008.
Al-Otaibi lauded Kuwaiti-Japanese cooperation, and hoping that bilateral sports ties would be further reinforced and mutual experiences be exchanged.