New Japanese Ambassador Arrives in Sana’a [Archives:2001/11/Front Page]

March 12 2001

The Government of Japan has recently appointed Mr. Masamitsu Oki as the new ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Yemen.
Mr. Oki has been a director of the Loan Department, Second Division, Director of the Second Mideast Division, Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia, Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Turkey and was the deputy Director-General in charge of UNESCO and International Affairs at the Ministry of Education before his latest appointment as Ambassador to Yemen.
Mr. Oki arrived yesterday night in Sana’a and will start his official assignment immediately after presenting his credentials to President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The newly appointed ambassador of Japan to Yemen intends to employ the considerable expertise that he gained during his diplomatic career in the past to further develop the friendly relations between Yemen and Japan. On the other hand, the government of Japan is supporting the activities of Al-Luhaya Charitable Society in Hodeidah and Shara’ab Al-Ronah Charitable Society in Taiz by extending financial grants to these two societies to fund the implementation of two projects, in their areas estimated at US$ 55,454. Agreements to this effect were signed at the Embassy of Japan yesterday by Mr. Ahmad Bourjy, Chairman of Al-Luhaya Society, Mr. Abdulhamid Mohammed Farhan, Director of Public Relations of Shara’ab Al-Ronah Charitable Society and Mr. Yoshiaki Hata, Chargé d’ Affairs of the Embassy of Japan in Sana’a.