Muscat, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said

received a written message from Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

The message was received by Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-

Said, Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers when he

received today Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to the Japanese

Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation. The guest conveyed

greetings of the leadership in Japan along with and best wishes to His

Majesty the Sultan, the Government permanent success and the

Omani people further progress and prosperity.

Conversation during the meeting touched on the growing

relations between the two friendly countries and means of enhancing

them in various areas, as well as reviewing several current issues on

the regional and international arenas.

Sonoura hailed the rapid growth of the existing relations between

the Sultanate and Japan, and his country’s aspiration towards further

cooperation in the fields of economy and investment, as well as sharing

expertise to serve the common interests of both sides.

He also praised the comprehensive development achieved by

the Sultanate at all levels, thanks to the wise leadership of the country,

which gained it respect and appreciation of all.

Sayyid Fahd asked the guest to convey greetings of His Majesty

the Sultan to Emperor Akihito of Japan and to the Japanese Prime

Minister along with his best wishes of success to them, and the

Japanese friendly people further progress and welfare.

The meeting was attended by Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin

Hamoud al-Busaidi, Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry and

Mitsugu Saito, Ambassador of Japan to the Sultanate.

Source: Oman News Agency