Ambassador Fatimie attends ASCA lecture, charity concert in Gifu

December 14, 2013: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie attended a lecture and charity concert organized by Association of Sahadat for Children in Afghanistan (ASCA) at Gifu Grand Hotel. ASCA is an NPO based in Nagoya dedicated primarily to strengthening education in Afghanistan and supporting children. The group is run by long-time friend of the Embassy Mrs. Yasuko Yanagihara.

An important gathering, the event was attended by such dignitaries as Hon. Mayor Shigemitsu Hosoe, Dr. Khaled Reshad, and Professor Kosaku Maeda.

In his speech given on the occasion, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed sincerest appreciation for the efforts of Mrs. Yanagihara and ASCA and spoke about the central importance of education for overall development. The full text of the speech can be read by clicking here

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also had the opportunity to meet with key individuals in attendance, including Hon. Council Member Kosei Nagaya, Hon. Council Member Yuzo Takahashi, Ms. Takako Yasuda of Kimono Gakuin, and Mr. Katsuyoshi Watanabe of Gifu Grand Hotel.

To view the newspaper article on the event, click here.