Tokyo / Information Office / May 23
HE Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe awarded (the Order of the Rising Sun - Gold and Silver Star) to HE Yousef Mohamed Bilal, the former Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Japan, in recognition of his great contribution to strengthening relations between Qatar and Japan. This took place at a ceremony held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
HE the Japanese Prime Minister entrusted HE the Ambassador to convey his greetings to HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and his wishes of good health to His Highness as well as his wishes of further development and progress to the State of Qatar and its people.
HM the Emperor of Japan Naruhito also met Ambassador Bilal and congratulated him on this decoration, the highest order awarded by the Japanese government.