Mongolian PM to attend enthronement of Japanese Emperor www.news.mn
Mongolian Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh flew to Tokyo earlier today in order to represent Mongolia at the enthronement of Naruhito, Emperor of Japan. The ceremony will take place on 22-23 October.
Representatives of 195 countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan and international organizations including the United Nations and European Union will be attending the ceremony. By attending the enthronement ceremony, the Prime Minister will confirm that Mongolia attaches great importance to the strategic partnership with its important third neighbour, Japan.
Japanese Emperor Akihito stepped down from his throne on April 30 to let his son the Crown Prince Naruhito to take over. According to NHK, it is the first time in 200 years that a Japanese Emperor has abdicated.