Japanese envoy hosts "Iftar" for alumni of Varsities
Saudi Arabia and Japan maintain strong bilateral relations in several fields of interests, Ambassador of Japan Tsukasa Uemura said here on Thursday.
The envoy was speaking at an Iftar reception hosted by him at his residence for alumni of Japanese universities and their families in Saudi Arabia.
Uemura said the invigorated relationship between Japan and Saudi Arabia has resulted in a number of cooperation projects that have been ongoing in various fields along Saudi-Japan Vision 2030.
The Ambassador expressed his appreciation of the alumni’s contribution as they are symbolically bridging the two countries by playing pivotal roles in the bilateral relations.
Currently, there are more than 400 Saudi male and female youths reading in various universities and colleges in Japan in different disciplines.
During the Iftar, the alumni renewed their old friendship and exchanged opinions for further strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh is currently accepting applications for Japanese Government Scholarship for pursuing studies in Japan in 2019.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) offers scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study at Japanese universities.
The scholarship programs come under three categories such as undergraduates, specialized training college and postgraduate (research) students.
The detailed guideline and application formats are available at the embassy’s homepage: http://www.ksa.emb-japan.go.jp/scholarships.htm. Applications for scholarships close on June 14.
In addition to Saudis, the Embassy of Japan in Riyadh will also accept applications from Yemeni and Syrian nationals for research program, but applicants from other countries can make their application through the missions in their respective countries.