TOKYO: Prior to leaving his post as Egyptian Ambassador to Japan, Ayman Kamel paid a courtesy call on Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Thursday.
“I had the great honor of being received by his Majesty in order to bid farewell at the end of my four years mission as Ambassador of Egypt to Japan,” Kamel said in an exclusive with Arab News Japan.
“I had the great honor of exchanging with his Majesty very cordial talks about our relationship, the bilateral relations between Egypt and Japan which witnessed an extensive leap during the past four years, the political front, the economic front and the development of cooperation and also the cultural aspects,” Kamel added.
The Ambassador noted that Egypt and Japan were involved in various joint projects, notably the educational partnership that the E-JUST University added to the academic presence of Japan in the Middle East and Africa.
Egypt also has an initiative of applying the Japanese model of elementary education for the Egyptian-Japanese schools.
Ambassador Kamel was particularly proud of the two countries’ cooperation for the biggest museum in the world, the Grand Egyptian Museum, that Japan is supporting. It will be inaugurated next year.
“It was a very cordial meeting,” Ayman concluded. “I thank his Majesty for receiving me.”