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The inauguration ceremony of The Ibn Khaldun Foundation

On Sunday, May 18th 2008 , The Ibn Khaldun Foundation organized its inauguration ceremony in Plaza Heisei at the Tokyo International Exchange Center, Odaiba.

picture groupe in the inauguration ceremony .

60 participants has attended this ceremony, among them the Tunisian ambassador his Excellency Mr Noureddine Hached, the former Japanese ambassador in Tunisia and actual president of the Japan-Tunisia friendship association his Excellency Mr Yasuaki Ono, and many other friends of Tunisia from the scientific cultural and business fields.

The program of the ceremony included:

  • Presentations about the Tunisia and its History, the Tunisian-Japanese partnership experience, Tunisia through Japanese eyes and also an introduction to the Ibn Khaldun Foundation’s goals and structure.
  • An excellent solo “Oud” (luth) performance by Mr. Yuji Tsunemi the Japanese musician who learned the Tunisian music from the maestro Ali sriti.
  • An excellent duet performance of Tunisian music by Mr. Fayez Al Ayoubi and Dr. Skander Hannachi which induced a warm atmosphere resulting in Tunisian dance performance by the Japanese and Tunisian Audience.
  • Delicious Typical Tunisian menu including various types of Couscous, Tajine, bril, blankit salad and Tunisian traditional coukies(wedhnin Kadhi) with mint tea, all prepared by the Foundation members: Miss Asmaand Mrs. Sana.
  • And an exposition of Tunisian traditional clothes and souvenirs.

The ceremony ended with a nice group photo but also and mainly with a lot of enthusiasm to start a promising activity to promote the Tunisia – Japan partnership.

Viva Tunisia , Viva Japan , Viva the Ibn Khaldun Foundation.