Countries & Regions

April 30-May 4, 2013

November 26, 2013

From April 28 to May 4, Mrs. Akie Abe visited the Russian Federation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Turkey accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where she had exchanges of views with the First Ladies of the countries, met students studying the Japanese language, held meetings with people associated with the culture of Japan in each of the countries, visited women active in these countries, and had various exchanges with many other people. Mrs. Abe rejoiced to meet again with Her Highness Princess Hissa bint Trad Al-shalan of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, spouse of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with whom she has maintained a friendship since her last visit in 2007.

<Places visited>
Russia (April 28-30)
Visit to the Institute of Asian and African Countries (ISAA) of Moscow State University
Meeting with Russians related to Japanese culture
Visit to the children’s orphanage “Young Guard”
Visit to a Japanese school in Moscow
Saudi Arabia (April 30-May 1)
Dinner party hosted by Her Highness Princess Hissa bint Trad Al-shalan
Visit to Al-Faisaliyah Women’s Welfare Society
Visit to Effat University, an institution of higher education for women
United Arab Emirates (May 2)
Meeting with Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bint Al Hussein
Visit to the Female Campus of the Applied Technology High School (ATHS) in Abu Dhabi
Visit to a Japan kindergarten and schools in Abu Dhabi
Meeting with students of the Japanese club at Dubai Campus of Zayed University
Turkey (May 2 and 3)
Meeting with spouse of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Emine Erdoğan
Visit to Ankara University
Visit to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

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