1 May 2019 President Meta congratulates Emperor Naruhito on His crowning to the Throne of Japan
On the occasion of Your crowning to the Throne of the Emperor of Japan, I have the special honor and pleasure to convey, also on behalf of the Albanian people, the best and sincere congratulations to Your Majesty, the Emperor’s Family of Japan, and to the friendly Japanese people as well.
I wish you wholeheartedly full health, happiness and many successes throughout your Imperial “Reiwa” Era, to the benefit of the Japanese people as well as for peace and security in the region and in the world too.
I am confident and very optimistic that during the Era of Your Majesty, the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and our peoples will be strengthened even more and will mark new positive developments in all areas of mutual interest.
The relations between Albania and Japan have developed in a very friendly and sustainable manner, especially during the last three decades. The opening of the Embassies of our two countries, respectively in Tokyo and in Tirana, has energized and developed our relations as never before, increasing not only the political and economic cooperation, but above all, the direct contacts between our fellow citizens. This serves as the best guarantee for the friendly future of our two countries.
Please rest assured also that Albanians are very grateful about all the support and solidarity that Japan has provided over the years through technical and financial assistance. This generous aid has further strengthened the friendship feeling cherished by the Albanian people for Japan and the Japanese people.
Alongside the best wishes for Your Majesty, and the desire to meet You on the occasion of the crowning ceremony, please accept the expression of my highest consideration.