Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Emperor of Japan His Majesty Akihito has awarded S.Khurelbaatar, former Ambassador of Mongolia to Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of his contributions to boosting the Mongolia-Japan relations.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe handed him the order on November 7 in Tokyo.
S.Khurelbaatar has been devoting himself to developing the bilateral relations and cooperation for 42 years.
Having huge experience in diplomacy, S.Khurelbaatar served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Japan in the years of 1997-2001 and 2012-2017.
Commemorating the 45th anniversary this year, the diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Japan is reaching a strategic close partnership level with efforts of the Mongolian diplomat.