His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday held a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The prime minister greeted the Emir and the Qatari people on Eid al-Fitr and expressed Japan’s concern about the repercussions of the Gulf crisis, noting that the demands of the four countries are harsh, and stressing at the same time Japan’s support for Kuwaiti mediation and diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.
The Japanese prime minister thanked the Emir for continuing the energy supply to Japan despite the current circumstances, stressing that Japan is determined to continue to promote the full partnership with Qatar not only in the field of energy but also in the political, economic and security arenas.
The Emir and the Japanese prime minister reaffirmed the importance of Qatar and Japan to each other as friendly countries and their keenness on continuing to support the deep co-operation ties so as to enhance the mutual interests of both countries.

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