President Mukherjee greets Japan Emperor Akihito on his birthday

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 18:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 22(ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday conveyed his greetings and felicitations to Japanese Emperor Akihito on his birthday which is on December 23. The President has said, "On behalf of the government and the people of India as well as on my own behalf, I would like to convey warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Majesty's Birthday." President Mukherjee said that India and Japan enjoy traditionally warm and friendly relations. "Our 'Special Strategic and Global Partnership' builds upon our civilizational links and shared heritage of Hindu-Buddhist thought and philosophy. As vibrant democracies and two large Asian economies, we are working together to address contemporary issues and to advance the cause of peace, progress and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region," he added. President Mukherjee expressed confidence between Indo-Japan cooperation in diverse sectors which would further strengthen the bilateral relationship.(ANI)