Accompanying Mayor of Kabul, Mr. Sarfarnaz to Visit Governor of Tokyo, Ms. Koike.


February 19, 2020: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to of accompany Mr. Ahmad Zaki Sarfarnaz, Mayor of Kabul Municipality, to pay a visit to Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo at her office within the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building.

Governor Ms. Koike warmly welcomed Mr. Sarfarnaz and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat thanking them for asking to meet with her. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Sarfarnaz and H.E. Dr. Mohabbat gave thanks to the people and Government Japan, especially those of the capital Tokyo, for their steadfast and benevolent support over the years as Afghanistan has striven for progress prosperity, and peace in an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process. Governor Ms. Koike thanked Mr. Sarfarnaz and H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for their kind words and assured them that Tokyo would continue to support Afghanistan well into the future.

Further, as Tokyo and Afghanistan have shared similar pasts, with Tokyo emerging victoriously and advancing from destruction economically strengthened following war, Mr. Sarfarnaz and H.E. Dr. Mohabbat remarked how much of an example it could serve to Kabul and how much inspiration they could derive from its lessons. Therefore, Mr. Sarfarnaz stated that Afghanistan and her capital city Kabul very much looked forward to further assistance and involvement from Governor Koike in the future. Governor Ms. Koike expressed her sincere hopes to see to it that Tokyo would help Kabul to develop as it has into the future. Governor Ms. Koike also wished Mr. Sarfarnaz a pleasant and fruitful trip in Japan. All present further discussed topics of pertinent and mutual interest.