News Center -TDO-Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu, was awarded with Grand Cordon of the Order of Rising Sun due to his strengthening of bilateral relations between Turkey and Japan and exhibited his efforts towards the development of the friendship.
Vice President Fuat Oktay, Ambassador Akio Miyajima, ambassadors, members of foreign affairs and many guests attended the ceremony held at the Presidential Complex.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu was awarded the Rising Sun Order and the Great Cordon as the highest level of honor awarded to the foreign state, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey Akio Miyajima stated,"I am a Japanese ambassador in a country where someone who knows Japanese and who knows so much information about Japan is foreign minister. I feel really lucky.”
Ambassador Miyajima said that Minister Cavusoglu was rewarded with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by Japanese Emperor Naruhito.
Mr. Ambassador stated, “In this new era, Miyajima said that the first person to be rewarded with the order was Minister Cavusoglu. I believe we can cooperate together for the continued prosperity and peace in the world. It is a great pleasure for Mr. Cavusoglu, who is still in active duty at this time, to receive this award.”
Ambassador Miyajima told, “61 years ago that the Prime MinisterAdnan Menderes had visited Japan as official guests. He was accompanied by Foreign Minister deceased Fatin Rustu Zorlu. They were the first Turks to be rewarded with the Grand Cordon of Order of the Rising Sun Order.”
Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu also made a speech and said “On behalf of my country and my government, I am very proud of the fact that Japan's highest order, the Rising Sun and the Great Lanyard, was awarded to me personally. I would like to take this opportunity to thank His Majesty the Japanese Emperor.”
Minister Cavusoglu, expressed gratitude from the heart in Japanese and stated, 61 years after Adnan Menderes and Fatin Rustu Zorlu, being the first Turkish government official to be awarded this award was a source of pride for him.
Minsiter Cavusoglu said, “Although we live on both ends of Asia, our ties of affection are very strong and ancient. The fact that we support each other in difficult times is a manifestation of our ties.”
The ceremony continued with the concert of tenor Murat Karahan, General Director of State Opera and Ballet.