Attendance at 2020 Joint New Year’s Party Hosted by The Japan and Tokyo Chambers for Commerce and Industry, Keidanren, and Keizai Doyukai.


January 7, 2020: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the New Year Reception gala jointly hosted by The Japan and Tokyo Chambers for Commerce and Industry, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), and Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) at the Hotel New Otani in Tokyo.

Opening remarks were given by H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. While at the annual reception attended by thousands of guests, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Chairman of Keizai Doyukai to whom he expressed thanks for the invitation to this most favorable event. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat extended him sincerest thanks for the long support and unwavering assistance of the people and Government of its true friend, the noble nation of Japan. Moreover, he encouraged Chairman Kobayashi to use his considerable influence among the members of his organization to boost further investment in Afghanistan’s burgeoning economy, business sectors, trade market, and especially mining sector in order to help further prosperity and growth as well as to strike well at the very receptive Afghan market. In return, Chairman Kobayashi thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his kind words and attendance, as well as assured him that he would fairly consider the mutually beneficial advantages of encouraging further investment in Afghanistan.

Additionally, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting with high-ranking government officials, politicians, parliamentarians, Their Excellencies the Ambassadors, diplomats with missions in Japan, officials from the global economic sector, and the foremost leaders of Japan’s largest international corporations, all of whom were present in honor of the propitious occasion.