Courtesy Call by Representative from the Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


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May 30, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to receive Mr. Norimasa Sugiura, a representative from the Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, for a courtesy call at the embassy in Tokyo. Also in attendance were Ms. Miki Kimura, Assistant Director from the Secretariat of the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Mr. Abdul Hameed Hashimi, Third Secretary for the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo.


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H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat warmly welcomed Mr. Sugiura and Ms. Kimura to the embassy and expressed his gratitude to them for making time in their schedules to meet for a courtesy call. In return, Mr. Sugiura expressed his deepest gratitude to H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat for finding time in his busy schedule to meet with him, and for the warm welcome.


The purpose of this meeting was to discuss matters concerning the current options and available prefectural locations that could potentially host Afghanistan's athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Also, substantial information was exchanged about the details of all the sports that Afghanistan currently and could compete in during Olympic and Paralympic time period. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat emphasized the importance and significance of this upcoming international event and the positive impact that it continues to reflect upon Afghanistan. Further, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed great joy in knowing that Afghanistan has another opportunity to both represent their progression and profound perseverance. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked the Cabinet Secretariats for their continued effort in ensuring that Afghanistan is represented in Japan. Further, he expressed his wholehearted thanks and appreciation for the people and Government of Japan for their continuous and benevolent assistance to Afghanistan.