H.E. Ambassador Al-Otaibi meets with H.E. Ms. Nishimura, General Director of Int’l Dept. of DPJ

H.E the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Japan Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Otaibi paid a courtesy call on H.E. Ms. Chinami Nishimura, Director General of International Department, the Democratic Party of Japan. Their Excellencies discussed the current unprecedented disaster of the Great East Japan Earthquake of which Japan has been suffering from. H.E. Ambassador Al-Otaibi, on behalf of the State of Kuwait and its people, showed sincerest condolence to Japan and its people especially in the afflicted area. In response, H.E. Ms. Nishimura expressed great gratitude for the Kuwaiti donation of crude oil to Japan. H.E. Ambassador Al-Otaibi also mentioned that the Kuwait Embassy in Japan is willing to organize some activities on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Kuwait, which have been postponed due to the current situation. In response, H.E. Ms. Nishimura agreed on this movement and showed her intention to cooperate with the Embassy to promote the activities in order to further develop the friendship between the two countries, as well as to encourage people to overcome this tragic situation. The State of Kuwait announced on 16th April that the government had decided to provide 5 million barrels of petroleum products or crude oil (equivalent to 42 billion JPY) to Japan as a donation to show the solidarity.