Attendance at the Reception on the Occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor.


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February 26, 2019: It was an honor for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the reception on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Accession to the Throne at the Homei-Den Hall of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

This emotion filled and reverent reception would be the last occasion reception for members of the Diplomatic Corps to be in audience with His Majesty the Emperor as he will be abdicating the Chrysanthemum Throne in the end of April. Following the engagement of court dance and music (Bugaku), Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, accompanied by other members of the Imperial Family entered the hall. A congratulatory speech was given by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E. Mr. Manlio Cadelo, Ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to Japan. Following this, a short reply was given by His Majesty the Emperor.

While at the event, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat had the extreme honor and pleasure of being received by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince, as well as all other members of the Imperial Family to whom he expressed sublime gratitude and appreciation for the steadfast support and benevolent generosity of the Imperial family as well as the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan over the years of His Majesty the Emperor’s reign, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. While having his audience with His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince, they spoke of His Majesty the Emperor's beloved memories and time spent while vacationing in Afghanistan. Therefore H.E. Dr. Mohabbat invited His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince to visit Afghanistan any time of His Imperial Highness's choosing in order that he too may see for himself the wonders and magic of Afghanistan of which His Majesty the Emperor has so lovingly spoke of. Additionally, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting with others of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors, Heads of Mission, high ranking members of government, and other distinguished guests all present in honor of the most auspicious celebration of the 30th Anniversary of His Majesty the Emperor's Accession to the Throne.