ABU DHABI, -- Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, attended a reception yesterday evening hosted by Kanji Fujiki, Ambassador of Japan to the UAE, on the occasion of his country's National Day and His Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan's birthday.

The ceremony was also attended by Shehab Ahmed Mohammed Al Fahim, Assistant Under-Secretary for Protocol Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, a number of officials, heads of Arab and foreign diplomatic missions accredited to the country, Japanese businessmen, and members of the Japanese community in the country.

Source: Emirates News Agency