02, 2023

President Vahagn Khachaturyan received the Ambassador of Japan to Armenia Masanori Fukushima

President Vahagn Khachaturyan received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Armenia Masanori Fukushima.

Welcoming the Ambassador, President Khachaturyan congratulated him on Japan’s National holiday: “We are meeting on a happy occasion, as Japan is about to celebrate its National holiday – the Birthday of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan. On this occasion, I wish the very best to the people of Japan, and wish sound health and welfare to the Emperor,” said the President.

Expressing his gratitude for the reception and the congratulations, Ambassador Masanori noted that he attaches big importance to the continuous development and strengthening of the existing friendly relations between Armenia and Japan.

“I believe that even though the relations between our countries are on a very high level, they still have a bigger potential for development and we should aim our efforts in that direction. Our countries have no political issues with one another, on the contrary, there is a big potential for the development of cooperation in the fields of education, culture, as well as trade and economy,” noted the Ambassador.

During the meeting, the sides discussed a wide range of questions regarding Armenian-Japanese cooperation, particularly in the field of high technologies. They touched upon the practical possibilities of applying Japanese experience in the fields of earthquake-resistant construction and atomic energy exploitation.

They also touched upon the organizational works of the “EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan” international exposition and the issues of Armenia's high-level representation in the expo.

President Vahagn Khachaturyan highlighted that, within the framework of his capacities, he will eagerly support the process of Armenia's proper representation at the exposition planned in Osaka, as well as the implementation of joint Armenian-Japanese projects.

The President provided the Ambassador with details regarding regional issues, particularly the threats of a humanitarian crisis in Nagorno Karabakh because of the blockade of the Lachin Corridor.

In his speech, Ambassador Masanori noted that Japan supports the principle of solving regional problems exclusively by peaceful and diplomatic means, and finds the restoration of the normal operation of the Lachin Humanitarian Corridor very important. 

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