President Alvi in Tokyo to attend Japanese emperor’s enthronement

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi arrived in Tokyo on Sunday on a four-day official visit.

The president is undertaking this visit on the invitation of the Japanese government to attend the enthronement ceremony of his Japanese emperor Naruhito which will be attended by over hundred heads of state and government.

During his four-day visit the president will meet the political leadership of Japan besides meeting representatives from important Japanese companies having investment in Pakistan.

On the sidelines, the President will also meet the Vice President of China Mr Wang Qishan. He will address the Pakistani Community in Japan as well.

Pakistan and Japan are long standing friends. The cooperative bilateral relations have been on an upward trajectory, with a huge potential to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation in diverse areas such as economic, commercial, investment, IT, agriculture, human resource development and tourism.

The visit by the president would further cement the already existing friendly relations between the two countries.

According to the Japanese Embassy in Pakistan, the ceremony which officially proclaims the enthronement of the new Japanese Emperor will take place in the Imperial Court in Japan on October 22, 2019,

Around 200 foreign heads of state and other eminent guests from various countries and international organisations will attend this auspicious occasion.

Furthermore, court banquets will be held after the ceremony on 22nd, 25th, 29th and 31st October to celebrate the enthronement and to receive the felicitations of their local and foreign guests.

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