His Excellency President Baron Waqa received the ambassador of Japan to Nauru at the formal presentation of credentials at the Office of the President today, 27 November.
Ambassador Mr Masahiro Omura arrived at the government offices this morning and was met by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade Michael Aroi and presented copies of the Letter of Credence, before being received by the Commissioner of Police for the playing of the national anthems and inspection of the Police guard of honour.
Mr Omura was then escorted to the Office of the President for the presentation of credentials.
The ambassador conveyed to President Waqa the cordial greetings from his Majesty the Emperor of Japan and his desires to maintain and promote the friendship and goodwill that happily exist between Japan and the Republic of Nauru.
“On behalf of the government and people of Japan I would like to extend to Your Excellency my best wishes for your good health and for the progress and prosperity for the republic of Nauru,” Mr Omura said.
The ambassador then presented the letter of recall from his predecessor and his own Letter of Credence appointing him as ambassador.
President Waqa accepted Mr Omura’s credentials and expressed hopes for close collaboration with the ambassador during his tenure.
“Nauru and Japan have come a long way in our relationship and your appointment today is another testament of the strength of relationship and friendship and we will continue to work closely together.
“Thank you very much for presenting your credentials today and it is very much well accepted,” President Waqa said.
The ambassador will continue courtesy calls on the speaker of parliament and cabinet ministers and make site visits including Japan’s PEC fund project located at the Nauru Utilities Corporation headquarters.