Japan to send Aisawa to Afghan presidential inauguration

Tokyo, December 2, 2004 - Japan will send Senior Vice Foreign Minister Ichiro Aisawa to Afghanistan to attend next week's presidential inauguration ceremony for H.E. President Hamid Karzai, government officials said. The decision to dispatch Aisawa as Japan's representative to the ceremony scheduled next Tuesday was made at a meeting of vice ministers.

H.E. President Hamid Karzai, the interim president, won the October election in a landslide.