Ambassador to Japan hosts dinner to honor Kuwaiti Oil Minister

Kuwaiti Ambassador to Japan Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi hosted a dinner in honor of Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday night.
The minister is visiting Tokyo to attend a meeting of energy leaders of Asia's major oil producing and consuming countries.
The guests at the banquet included Japanese Ambassador to Kuwait Masatoshi Muto, as well as high-level delegations from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and Kuwait Petroleum International.
Al-Otaibi, who accompanied Sheikh Ahmad at the Third Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable Meeting, lauded the minister's visit, saying it has contributed to strengthening bilateral relationships.
"Kuwaiti-Japanese cooperation in the oil sector even has a longer history than our diplomatic relationship," the ambassador said, referring to a concession agreement sealed by the Kuwaiti government and Japan's Arabian Oil Company in 1958, three years before the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1961.
The ambassador also said recent development in the bilateral relations is highlighted by the first-ever Kuwaiti-Japanese refinery joint venture in Vietnam, expressing hope that the two countries will further reinforce partnership and strike bilateral agreements in a wider range of fields at the earliest time possible.