Graduates share student memories during Ramadan

In a strengthening of relations between Japan and Saudi Arabia during the holy Muslim month of fasting, the Japanese ambassador in Riyadh, Tsukasa Uemura, joined Ramadan celebrations, hosting an iftar (breaking fast) party for former Saudi students who studied in Japan, writes Rashid Hassan for Arab News.

Graduates shared memories of their student days in Japan and expressed their appreciation to the embassy for the iftar gathering. “The ambassador of Japan hosted an iftar reception for the Saudi alumni of Japanese universities with their family members at his residence, making it a memorable occasion,” a Japanese embassy spokesperson told Arab News.

The Japanese envoy referred to the renewed relationship between Japan and Saudi Arabia, with joint cooperation projects in several fields. The projects showed Japan’s commitment to the ambitious plan to diversify the Saudi economy, Uemura said, praising the alumni’s “rich contribution”, saying the former students were “symbolically bridging the two countries and playing pivotal roles in further enhancing bilateral relations”.
Full report on the Arab News site