Message from the Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr. Norihiro Okuda
3rd May, 2015
It is a great honor to be the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, when Saudi Arabia has been playing an important role in the region, and the economic and trade ties between Japan and Saudi Arabia have been growing steadily.
In fact, this is my second assignment to the Kingdom. I served as political counsellor of this Embassy almost 25 year ago. During my previous duties, the Gulf War started and it became a good memory in my career in achieving the progress to stabilize the region by working closely with the Saudi government, along with other GCC.
After 25 years, sceneries in Riyadh have been changed significantly. Now, I see a lot of greens in the Diplomatic Quarter, and taller trees around the Embassy. I am convinced that the bilateral relationship between Japan and Saudi Arabia will also flourish as the trees have grown, and I will do my best to further enhance the bond.