Mohammed bin Zayed hosts reception for Japanese PM
1 May 2013
ABU DHABI - General Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces hosted this evening at the Emirates Palace a reception in honour of the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe and his accompanying delegation.
General Shaikh Mohamned welcomed the Japanese Prime Minister, who is on a 2-day state visit to the UAE, and expressed pleasure over this important visit which aims at enhancing the historic relations between the two friendly countries.
General Shaikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), receives Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan (L), prior to a state dinner at Emirates Palace. -WAM
General Shaikh Mohammed greeted the senior officials accompanying the Japanese Prime Minister. Senior UAE officials were then introduced to the Prime Minister of Japan.
General Shaikh Mohammed engaged in cordial talks with the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and members of the Japanese delegation.
In welcoming the Japanese Prime Minister, folklore troupes performed traditional and heritage shows.
The reception was attended by Mohamed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Shaikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, Shaikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Lt. General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Shaikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Abdullah Al Masaood, Chairman of the National Consultative Council (NCC), Ali Yousif Al Nowais, UAE Ambassador to Japan, Shaikhs, ministers, Executive Council members and senior officials.
Present from the Japanese side were Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, Taku Eto, Senior Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiromasa Yonekura, Chairman of Japan Business Federation and of Sumitomo Chemical, Hiroshi Okuda, Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Yoshihiko Kamo, Ambassador of Japan, and a number of officials.