Amari to Visit UAE as Special Envoy of Kishida

Politics

Tokyo, May 15 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government said Sunday that it will send senior ruling party lawmaker Akira Amari to the United Arab Emirates as a special envoy of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida following the death of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Amari, former secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, Japan's parliament, will visit the UAE for three days until Tuesday.

He will attend a ceremony to be held in Abu Dhabi to express condolences over the demise of Sheikh Khalifa on Friday.

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