Kohima, 7 May (MTNews): Ambassador of Japan to India, Hiroshi Suzuki, began his two-day visit to Nagaland on 7 May 2024. The Ambassador, along with officials from Japan, reached Kohima late in the evening on 7 May.

Upon their arrival in Kohima, Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, and his wife, Kaisa Rio, welcomed the Ambassador and his entourage to the Chief Minister’s Residential Complex in Kohima, where a cultural program was organized in honor of the Ambassador and his team of officials.

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Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio felicitating the Ambassador of Japan to India, Hiroshi Suzuki during a cultural programme held at CMRC, Kohima on 7th May 2024. (DIPR)

The cultural program was organized by the Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA), with artists from across the state participating. Chief Secretary of Nagaland, J Alam, IAS, chaired the program. The program was also attended by Ministers, Advisors, MLAs, AHoDs, and HoDs.

This is his third visit to the state. Accompanied by a delegation of four members, the Japanese Ambassador will participate in the soft inauguration of the Kohima Peace Memorial and Eco Park, Kohima tomorrow. This will include laying of the foundation stone and a ceremonial plantation in the morning.

Ambassador Suzuki will also visit the Kohima War Cemetery, where he will lay wreaths along with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Suzuki and other delegates will also visit the Kohima Cathedral and World War II Museum at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama. The visit is expected to further strengthen the cultural and diplomatic ties between Japan and Nagaland.

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