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Japanese crown prince visits UAE

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Jan. 23 -- Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife Princess Masako arrived in Abu Dhabi Monday on a four-day official visit to the United ArabEmirates (UAE).

They were welcomed by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who praised the existing UAE-Japanese relations, the official Emirates News Agency (WAM) said. WAM quoted Sheikh Khalifa as saying that the UAE looked forward to the preservation of security and stability in the Gulf region. 'Japan, with its international importance and influence, can shoulder a greater role in this respect, as part of efforts to help in the creation of a better world where peace and security prevail,' he said.

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