Manama, Tuesday, May 31, 2022: Enhancing cooperation in the fields of pearls, jewelry and precious stones between Bahrain and Japan was discussed during the visit of the Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr. Miyamoto Masayuki, to the Bahrain Institute of Science and Technology. Pearls and Precious Stones (Danat), accompanied by the President of the Bahrain-Japanese Business and Friendship Society, Mr. Nasser Al-Arayedh, and a number of members of the Society.
During a tour of the institute’s premises, the Japanese ambassador visited the Danat laboratory, which is equipped with the latest testing equipment and is run by a team of the highest 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.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Danat, Mr. Yasir Al Sharifi, and Mrs. Noura Jamsheer, CEO of the Ambassador, and the visiting delegation to Danat received. During the visit, they discussed 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. In addition to exchanging experiences and enhancing capabilities in this key field.
Mr. Al Sharif welcomed HE Mr. Masayuki and the visiting delegation, noting that Danat aims to promote Bahrain’s pearly heritage, which dates back more than 5,000 years, at the regional and international levels, whether through these visits or through the events it hosts and participates in. At the local and international levels, as part of the state’s national plan to revive the pearl sector.
On her part, Mrs. 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.
At the conclusion of his visit, the Japanese Ambassador expressed his admiration for Danat’s key role in promoting the pearl trade in Bahrain and around the world, as well as its success in enhancing the reputation of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a leading center in the field of pearls. and precious stones, indicating that Japan welcomes future opportunities to develop the partnership between Tokyo and Manama in this field.
For his part, Mr. Nasser Al-Arayedh stressed that Danat has become an important cultural and economic landmark in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and it occupies a prominent position globally among jewelers, pearls and precious stones, and all economists. And entrepreneurs who understand the importance of this vital area.