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The Japanese Embassy in Cairo celebrates its National Day and the Emperor’s Birthday in the presence of ministers and ambassadors

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Embassy of Japan in Cairo celebrated the Japanese National Day, which coincides with the celebration of Emperor Naruhito’s birthday, in the presence of a large number of ministers, ambassadors, politicians and media figures.

During his speech, Ambassador Oka Hiroshi, the Japanese Ambassador to Cairo, said that the permanent partnership between the two countries has witnessed great cooperation, as, based on this strong friendship, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, agreed in Cairo last April to raise bilateral relations to the level of partnership. The strategy.

The ambassador expressed his country’s appreciation for the pivotal role played by Egypt in providing vital humanitarian aid to Gaza and helping to resolve the crisis, stressing that his country condemns violence against civilians, calls for an immediate ceasefire for humanitarian reasons, works with Egypt to provide humanitarian aid, and supports moves towards achieving a solution. The two countries.

The ambassador stressed that the current year marks the seventieth anniversary of the start of the development partnership between Egypt and Japan, and the number of successful examples of this partnership, including: Cairo University Children’s Hospital, the Opera House, and the Peace Bridge on the Suez Canal, noting that the Grand Egyptian Museum will be the new symbol of the extended friendship between… The two countries.

The ambassador pointed out that education is another example of this successful partnership, as the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology, which was established in 2010, ranked first among Egyptian universities in the Times World University Rankings for the year 2024. The government also decided to introduce the “Tokatsu” system to All 17,000 public schools, there are now nine Egyptian universities offering degrees to study Japanese, and the Japanese Language Department at Cairo University is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

He stressed that there are important achievements achieved in the field of infrastructure, including: the development of public transportation systems, highway networks, and renewable energy generation projects, which are the largest in the Middle East, noting that Japanese companies are making a significant contribution to these developments, through New direct investments, with a total value of more than 100 million US dollars since last year.

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