Jordan-Japan friendship association founding announced in ceremony

Prince El Hassan bin Talal patronised Wednesday a ceremony announcing the founding of the Jordan-Japan Friendship Association. Prince El Hassan discussed in a speech the “importance” of the deep-rooted Jordanian-Japanese ties, calling for building bridges of cooperation between East and West Asia. He discussed the association’s role in building and strengthening relations, noting the role of culture in enabling and strengthening ties between countries and respect for difference and pluralism. His speech focused on business, science and culture in building partnerships and promoting peace, noting the “need” to develop a comprehensive cultural commitment based on dialogue and celebrating diversity. Prince El Hassan called for creating a regional knowledge system to share “absolute truths” for regional development and to empower people. Princess Takamado of Japan delivered on the relations between Jordan and Japan, adding that His Majesty King Abdullah has made several visits to Japan, which reflects the “distinguished” relations between the two countries. Princess Takamado added that Jordan’s role in upholding regional security and stability. She added that the newly established Jordan-Japan Friendship Association “is an important step in the history of relations.” The head of the Association, Mazen Darwazah, said the King talked during his visit to Japan in April about the “important” partnership between Jordan and Japan. For his part, the Japanese Ambassador to Amman, Okuyama Jiro, focused on Japan’s support for development in Jordan through JICA, lauding the “historical” ties between the two countries. The ceremony was attended by Princess Tharwat Al Hassan, Princess Sumaya bint Al Hassan, Princess Wijdan al-Hashemi and Japan’s princesses Takamado and Tsuguko and the President Japan-Jordan Friendship Association, Mikio Sasaki. Ministers, representatives of the Jordanian-Japanese Friendship Committee in the Senate, officials, academics and businesspersons attended the ceremony.

Source: Jordan News Agency