Tokyo, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Bahwan,
Chairman of Saud Bahwan Group, Chairman of the Omani-Japanese
Friendship Association (OJFA) was conferred “The Order of the Rising
Sun, Gold and Silver Star,” one of Japanese elite orders.
The Order and the appreciation certificate has been handed over
to Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Bahwan by Shinzo Abe, Japanese
Prime Minister. After receiving the Order, Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud
Bahwan met with Emperor Akihito of Japan.
Sheikh Bahwan expressed his thanks and appreciation to
Emperor Akihito of Japan and Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minster for
conferring this Order on him.
He also thanked the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Mitsugu Saito, Ambassador of Japan to the Sultanate and Khalid bin
Hashil al-Meselhi, Sultanate’s Ambassador to Japan for their
contribution to the success of his visit to Tokyo.
Conferring “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”
to Sheikh Mohammed Bahwan comes in recognition of his tangible
contribution to enhancing cultural relations and understanding
between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed Bahwan is the
Chairman of the Omani Japanese Friendship Association, which plays
a key role in augmenting the relationship between the Sultanate and
Japan. Throughout the past year, the Association organised cultural
exchange programs. It also endeavored to promote friendship and
cooperation relations between the two friendly countries.
Source: Oman News Agency