Japan celebrates its Emperors 61st birth day

Japanese Ambassador, HE Yasuhiro Morimoto, delivering his remarks to mark the event

The Japanese Embassy in Solomon Islands celebrates the 61st Birthday of its 126th Emperor, His Majesty Emperor Naruhito.

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga, Japanese ambassador to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Yasuhiro Morimoto and stakeholders attended the event held at Mendana Hotel.

In his congratulatory remarks to mark the event, HE Morimoto said despite the COVID-19 situation globally, this requires global cooperation.

“In such challenging times, it is important that we help each other and work together to overcome the difficulties.”

Meanwhile Deputy Prime Minister Maelanga said, despite the COVID-19 situation, Japan has been assisting the country all along in its good and down times.

“Japan is a very close friend of Solomon Islands; We value this friendship.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic currently experienced, Japan continues to stand with the country.“

Mr. Maelanga congratulates and gives best wishes for the people and government of Japan on behalf of the Solomon Islands.

He also pays tribute to the Japanese people who lost their lives to coronavirus.

Japan has recorded 400,000 COVID-19 cases, 7,000 lives have been lost to the pandemic.

by Charley Piringi

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