TOKYO: Kuwait’s ambassador to Japan, Sami Ghassab Alzamanan, addressed graduates of Tokyo University of Medicine and Pharmacy last week and praised the graduates for choosing careers that required compassion, empathy and commitment to helping others.
In his speech at the ceremony, which was attended by the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, the president of Tohoku University of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, university professors and the graduates’ families, Alzamanan also praised the students for their continuous dedication in overcoming the challenges of their studies.
The ambassador said: “The medical and health field is not only based on science, but also on humanity.”
“Humanitarian principles and adherence to human rights formed the basis of the Kuwait-Japan partnership that began before the independence of the State of Kuwait in 1961,” the ambassador said. He encouraged the graduates to continue the message of humanity without distinction of race, religion or color.
Alzamanan also added that he was honored that his country’s contribution during the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 resulted in the establishment of the “Partnership Fund with Kuwait for Medical Studies” and said that universities provide an environment of intellectual freedom and human dignity, as well as fostering creation and creativity.
Ambassador Alzamanan concluded by wishing the students continued success and reaffirmed that the State of Kuwait was always ready to support bilateral work of interest to both countries.