His Excellency Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Japan discuss bolstering ties between the State of Kuwait and Okinawa Prefecture with His Excellency Okinawa Governor

Upon an invitation from Governor of Okinawa prefecture Hirokazu Nakaima, His Excellency Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Japan Abdulrahman Humood Al-Otaibi visited the southern Japanese Island on July 2-5 as a step to further bolster relations between Japan and Kuwait.
Governor Nakaima lauded the strong role played by Kuwait within the regional and international arenas, commending the strong ties linking Kuwait and Japan.
He also expressed Japan's gratitude towards Kuwaiti efforts in supporting his country during the Tsunami, which hit northern Japan in 2011.
The Governor of Okinawa called for efforts to further boost relations especially in the areas of energy, tourism, and science. He invited Kuwaiti tourists to visit Okinawa and affirmed that the prefecture would take steps to facilitate their stay in Okinawa.
On his part, Ambassador Al-Otaibi stressed the strong relations between Kuwait and Japan. His Excellency affirmed that three years prior to the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1961, the two countries were engaged in commercial activities which reflect strong historical ties between the two countries.
His Excellency Ambassador added that Japan and Kuwait were both eager to further pursue the development of relations. During his stay in Okinawa, Ambassador Al-Otaibi visited the Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology (OIST) and Okinawa Prefectural Agricultural Research Center, discussing with officials opportunities to exchange expertise and enhance relations between the state of Kuwait and the two facilities. (end) mk.gta KUNA 071101 Jul 13NNNN