DiplomaticQuarter: Japan envoy in Riyadh hosts iftar for Saudi alumni of Japanese universities

Japanese ambassador Tsukasa Uemura, center, with Saudi alumni of Japanese universities at the iftar reception. (AN photo)
Updated 14 June 2018
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DiplomaticQuarter: Japan envoy in Riyadh hosts iftar for Saudi alumni of Japanese universities

  • The Japanese envoy referred to the renewed relationship between Japan and Saudi Arabia

The Japanese ambassador in Riyadh, Tsukasa Uemura, has joined Ramadan celebrations, hosting an iftar party for former Saudi students who studied in Japan.

“The ambassador of Japan hosted an iftar reception for the Saudi alumni of Japanese universities with their family members at his residence, making it a memorable occasion,” a Japanese embassy spokesman told Arab News.

The Japanese envoy referred to the renewed relationship between Japan and Saudi Arabia, with joint cooperation projects in several fields, including those in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

The projects showed Japan’s commitment to the ambitious plan to diversify the Saudi economy, Uemura said.

Bilateral cooperation was also increasing in cultural and educational areas, he said.

Uemura praised the alumni’s “rich contribution,” saying the former students were “symbolically bridging the two countries and playing pivotal roles in further enhancing bilateral relations.”

Graduates shared memories of their student days in Japan and expressed their appreciation to the embassy for the iftar gathering.


King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

Updated 22 May 2019
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King Salman receives Saudi Arabia’s regional governors 

  • The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests,

JEDDAH: King Salman received the governors of the administrative regions of Saudi Arabia, in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king directed the governors to take care of the citizens and expatriates' interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was in attendance, so too was the  Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif and his deputy.

The governors were holding their 26th annual meeting.

The governors present at the meeting were:

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Region; Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jazan Region; Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region; Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Tabuk Region; Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province; Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musa'ed, Governor of Najran Region; Prince Dr. Faisal bin Mishaal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Qassim Region; Prince Husam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Baha Region; Prince Abdulaziz bin Saad bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Hail; Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir Region; Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah Region; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Northern Borders Region; and Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region.