Armenian President to travel to Tokyo to attend enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 19, ARMENPRESS. President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian will depart for Tokyo together with spouse Nouneh Sarkissian on October 19 to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito of Japan at the invitation of the Japanese government, the Presidential Office told Armenpress.
Emperor Akihito, 85, stepped down this year in April. Starting from May 1, his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito, 59, became a new emperor.
The Armenian President will participate in a reception organized on behalf of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe. Armen Sarkissian will also visit the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan, as well as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one of the leading industrial and technological companies in the world.
The Armenian President is also scheduled to meet with leaders of a number of major companies to encourage them to visit Armenia, to get acquainted with the cooperation opportunities and prospects.
President Sarkissian will also deliver a lecture at the Tokyo University.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan