Havana, October 31 (RHC) Cuba has awarded the Friendship Medal to the president of the Japan-Cuba Economic Conference, Tomoyochi Kondo, who has discharged that responsibility for 12 years.
The medal was pinned on Kondo in Tokyo by Ambassador Marcos Rodriguez, who described him as a promoter of the economic and commercial interests of the two countries.
The awarding ceremony, which took place at the Cuban embassy in Tokyo, was attended by Government Minister and president of the Japan-Cuba Parliamentary and Friendship Committee, Keiji Furuya and by deputy foreign minister Kazuhiro Koshikawa.
As cited by PL news agency, the Cuban ambassador said that Kondo has been able to use his wisdom and experience to combine the legitimate interests of Japanese companies while always bearing in mind the conditions under which Cuban economy is developing.
Ambassador Marcos Rodriguez conveyed the congratulations of Rodrigo Malmierca, the Cuban Foreign Trade and Investment minister for the well-deserved distinction.
Kondo, for his part, expressed his gratitude for the medal and recalled important moments of his work with Cuba and its leaders.
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