Anniversary of martyrdom of H.E. Former President Rabbani observed

September 24, 2013: In order to observe the second anniversary of the martyrdom of H.E. Former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the diplomats of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan gathered at the Embassy along with observing Afghans in Japan, a visiting delegation of Afghan officials from Kabul municipality, and Japanese International Cooperation Agency officials.

Delivering a speech, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie reflected on the accomplishments of H.E. Former President Rabbani. Focusing on the issue of peace, especially pertinent since H.E. the Former President also served as the head of the High Peace Council, the Ambassador explained that Islam is tied to peace, with the name itself holding that meaning. Therefore, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie stated, those who engage in acts of terrorism are not true Muslims.

Prayer was held on this most important of anniversaries.