Bahrain, Japan to strengthen collaboration in pearls and gemstone  


Manama, May 31 (BNA) Means of enhancing cooperation in the fields of pearls, jewelry and precious stones between Bahrain and Japan were reviewed during the visit of the Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain Miyamoto Masayuki to the Bahrain Institute of Pearls and Gemstones (Danat).


The ambassador was accompanied by the President of the Bahrain-Japanese Business and Friendship Society Nasser Al-Areedh and a number of members.


During a tour of the institute’s premises, the ambassador visited the Danat laboratory which is equipped with the latest testing equipment and is run by a team of the highest level of local competencies.


He was briefed on the work of the laboratory, which is considered the best of its kind in the world, in examining pearls, coral, amber and other types of precious stones, in addition to issuing internationally accredited certificates.


Danat Chairman Yasser Al Sharif and CEO Nora Jamsheer discussed with the diplomat the opportunities to develop Bahraini-Japanese cooperation in the fields of pearls, jewelry and precious stones as an essential component of the trade and economic partnership between the two friendly countries. They also dealt with the exchange of experiences and capacity building.


Al Sharif explained that Danat aims to enhance Bahrain’s pearl heritage dating back more than 5,000 years at the regional and international levels, through visits and events it hosts and in which it participates locally and internationally, as part of the country’s national plan. Revitalization of the pearl sector.


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Jamsheer explained the services provided by Danat in terms of studies, training programs and activities related to pearls, as well as the workforce and their accumulated and diverse experiences in gemology and other sciences.


The ambassador expressed his admiration for the key role of Danat in promoting the pearl trade in Bahrain and around the world, as well as its success in enhancing Bahrain’s reputation as a leading center in the field of pearls and precious stones.


He said that Japan welcomes future opportunities to develop the partnership between Tokyo and Manama in this field.


Al-Arayedh emphasized that Danat has become an important cultural and economic landmark in Bahrain, stressing that it occupies a prominent position globally among jewelers, pearls and precious stones, and all economists and businessmen.







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