• Short Summary

    Qatar's first ambassador to Japan, Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, presented his credentials to Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday (16 Feb).

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    Qatar's first ambassador to Japan, Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, presented his credentials to Emperor Hirohito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday (16 Feb).

    He was driven to the palace in a horse-drawn coach, escorted by mounted policemen.

    Japan established diplomatic relations with Qatar in May, 1972.

    SYNOPSIS: In the Japanese capital, Tokyo, last Friday, a coach arrived to pick up the newest foreign diplomat. He is Qatar's ambassador. Hamad Mansour Al-Hajiri, who took up his post recently. Small crowds gathered to watch him make his way to the Imperial Palace.

    The coach which took him through the streets of Tokyo was a traditional vehicle, escorted by horsemen of the Mounted Police Unit of the Imperial household Ministry.

    Following the ambassador in a separate coach were the two Principal Secretaries to the Qatar Embassy, Mr. Ali Zaman and Mr. Amer Shammout.

    At the Japanese Imperial Palace -- three-hundred-and-fifty-years-old and still surrounded by its original moat and defences -- the Ambassador was to present his credentials to Emperor Hirohito. The welcoming committee was headed by the Imperial Household's Master Chamberlain. Japan and Qatar established diplomatic relations in May nineteen-seventy-two. A strengthening of trade relations is expected to follow.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEATSVV5I7G01OLVVRH4OQUGDC
    Media URN:
    VLVAEATSVV5I7G01OLVVRH4OQUGDC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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