Jakarta [Indonesia], June 19 (ANI): Japanese Emperor Naruhito visited Indonesia for the primary time on Saturday and mentioned that exchanges between younger individuals will additional enhance the friendship between each nations, Kyodo News Agency reported.
The emperor mentioned this after he and Empress of Japan Masako attended a welcoming ceremony on the Indonesian presidential palace within the metropolis hosted by President Joko Widodo.
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“We hope we deepen our understanding of your country’s society and culture, which are full of diversity, during this trip,” the emperor mentioned on the press convention held at an orchid home contained in the Bogor Botanical Gardens.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo mentioned that he’s honoured to welcome the imperial couple who got here to Indonesia on their first official goodwill go to for the reason that emperor’s ascension to the throne in 2019. He additional mentioned that it’s going to strengthen the muse of friendship among the many individuals of each nations, as per Kyodo News Agency.
The president mentioned, “Such as strong foundation is needed to improve the strategic partnership between our two countries, particularly in the economic sector.”The couple obtained an invite from the Indonesian president in July final 12 months.
The emperor and the empress had been greeted by the president and first girl Iriana Joko Widodo. The Emperor walked on a crimson carpet together with the president and obtained a proper salute from the guard of honour, in keeping with Kyodo News Agency.
The couple additionally participated in an agarwood tree-planting ceremony with the president and the primary girl on the palace. The couple together with the president and first girl held talks on the palace throughout luncheon.
It is the second abroad journey for the emperor and empress since his ascension, adopted by attending the funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Kyodo News Agency reported.
It comes as Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, chaired this 12 months by Indonesia, mark their fiftieth anniversary of pleasant ties.
During the start of his go to, the emperor on Sunday visited the rail yard of the mass speedy transit system in Jakarta, MRT Jakarta, which was constructed with Japan’s financial help. (ANI)