Visit of the Suginami UNESCO Association Members

A delegation of 30 members of the Suginami UNESCO Association led by Ms. Norie Itakura, Vice President of the association, visited the Arabic Islamic Institute in Tokyo on Sunday October 13. The delegation comprised of elementary school children and graduate school students.

Mr. Khalid Alamri, Manager of Personnel Affair of the institute delivered a welcoming speech, on behalf of the director Dr. Khaled Alshuwairekh . The institute staffs entertained the   The delegation members with Arabic coffee, tea and dates. Then the delegation took a tour in the institute facilities such as the exhibition room, the library and the language laboratory. 

At the end the delegation,  gathered in the masjid to and  observed   the Asr prayer, and  watched a short film about the Hajj ( pilgrimage ) rituals. Following the Q & A session, Ms. Itakura and Mr. Alamri exchanged gifts. The program was concluded with a photo session . Suginami UNESCO Association has been visiting the institute almost every year for a decade.