First, I wish to express to the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Government of Argentina my sincere appreciation for the care provided on the occasion of the visit to the country of the Princes
Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino visited Argentina since January 30 to February 3 this year, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Agreement between Japan and Migration Argentina. First, I wish to express to the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Government of Argentina my sincere appreciation for the care provided on the occasion of the visit to the country of SS. AA. II. the Prince Akishino. Also, I extend my thanks to all the Argentine people for the warm welcome extended to them.
During their stay in Argentina, Their Imperial Highnesses paid tribute to General José de San Martin in Square named after him in the city of Buenos Aires and participated in the Commemoration Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary Migration Agreement between the two countries . Also held an audience with the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and attended a dinner hosted by Mr Vice-president, Mr. Amado Boudou.
They also participated in a welcoming ceremony hosted by the Nikkei community in Argentina and visited, among others, the offices of the Nikkai Mutual, the Museum of Natural Sciences, National University of La Plata, the workshop of the master goldsmith Juan Carlos Pallarols, Plaza Dorrego, stay "La Pastoriza" in San Miguel del Monte and the Institute of Horticulture, National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) in Castelar.
After the visit, Their Imperial Highnesses expressed their deep appreciation for the reception of the Argentine Government. "In particular, we are grateful to the President who, despite been subjected to an operation last year and to maintain a narrower since then schedule has dedicated us some of their time and received us with great interest "were the words posted on the website of the Imperial Household Agency.
I avail myself of this opportunity to express my gratitude to the authorities of the Argentine government and all those who in one way or another, have collaborated with SS. AA. II: Prince and Princess: the institutions that so kindly received at Hotel Alvear that stayed with excellence reporters that dispensed them with respect and care, and airport and security authorities for their valuable support, among others.
Finally, it is my hope that this visit of Their Imperial Highnesses constitutes another reason to further strengthen the ties of friendship between Argentina and Japan.
traducción: Belén Zapata