The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Japan celebrated the Kingdom’s 89th National Day, in the presence of the President of the Senate of the Japanese Parliament Akiko Santo and Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono.
The Saudi Ambassador to Japan Nayef bin Marzouq Al-Fahadi conveyed his sincere and heartfelt congratulations to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people, asking God to bestow upon the Kingdom security, stability and well being.
Al-Fahadi also thanked the attendees for their participation, praising the distinguished relations between the Kingdom and Japan.
Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Keisuke Suzuki congratulated the Saudi government and people on their national celebration, highlighting the special relations between the two countries.
He pointed out that the relationship with the Middle East was crucial for Japan, and in particular, Saudi Arabia, the leader of Arab and Islamic countries and head of the 2020 G20 Summit, and Japan’s best and most important friend.
Furthermore, he expressed his sincere regret for the recent attacks on oil facilities in the Kingdom, adding that Japan stood with the government and people of the Kingdom and would continue to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East.
Suzuki expressed his confidence that reforms in Saudi Arabia towards industrial diversification would serve further prosperity and stability in the region, and Japan would continue to strengthen cooperation with Riyadh.
The ceremony witnessed a number of accompanying events that reflect the Kingdom’s culture, heritage, civilization and humanity.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of ministers, businessmen, political, academic, cultural, social and media figures in Japan, as well as ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Tokyo, and the Saudi community in Japan.