|Ambassador Sakai, with lei, President Mori on his right and his spouse on the his left, along with other officials from FSM and Japan during the Presentation of Credentials at the President's Conference Room, Palikir.|
At the Nation’s capitol, a newly appointed Japan Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, H.E. Masaki Sakai, presented the letter of recall for his predecessor and his letter of credence to President Manny Mori on Friday, May 30th at the President's Office.
President Mori welcomed Ambassador Sakai and congratulated him on his new assignment. He noted that the Ambassador has a strong background in fisheries and agriculture.
On this occasion, President Mori also stated his appreciation for the many support the Government of Japan has extended to the FSM in infrastructure improvement as well as other expert and technical assistants in the field of health, education, fisheries, and other. He also mentioned the "Kizuna" program as a vital element in the long relationship the counties have cherished, which got formalized in the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1988.
In responding, Ambassador Sakai thanked the President for the warm welcome extended to him and his wife since they arrived a week ago.
The Ambassador said he intended to work very hard with everyone in making sure the relations between Japan and the FSM remains strong. He also noted that the President is aware of his fisheries and agriculture background. And he concurred with the President that the Kizuna special relationship between Japan and the FSM is a core element that deepens diplomatic ties.
Ambassador Sakai replaces Ambassador Eiichi Suzuki whose assignment ended on May 15, 2014.
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