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Japanese humanitarian official lauds Kuwait's relief efforts

By Taha Oda

ISTANBUL, Nov 9 (KUNA) -- President of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) Tadateru Konoe lauded Thursday the relief aid contributions from the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to world, specifically Japan.
This remark by Konoe came after he was honored by KRCS's Chairman Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer during a meeting held on the conclusion of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Assembly in Istanbul.
Konoe, the former President of the IFRC, thanked Kuwait for its contributions to Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, which hit Japan in 2011.
The Japanese official also lauded relations with the State of Kuwait, saying that both nations were eager to pursue more cooperation especially within the humanitarian domain.
On his part, Dr. Al-Sayer stressed the importance of bolstering Kuwaiti-Japanese humanitarian ties, offering Konoe an invitation to visit Kuwait in the future. (end) to.gta