Ambassador Fatimie, Embassy host reception to commemorate JICA program on natural disasters and disaster management

February 3, 2014: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo hosted a reception to commemorated a Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) program on natural disasters and disaster management. The program brought together key figures from Afghanistan, Japan, and regional nations including the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Turkey. From Afghanistan, esteemed participants included Dr. Mohammad Daim Kakar, Director General of ADMA; General Jalander Shah Behnam, Director of Emergency and Disaster at the Ministry of Defense; General Mahboob Amiri, Director of Disaster Management at the Ministry of Interior Affairs; Dr. Amir Badshah Mangal, Director of AJCDH; and Mr. Abdi Abed of Jam Co., Ltd. Other attendees of the reception included Director Hiroe Ono and Mr. Haruyuki Shimada of JICA; Director Tsutomu Kurihara of Earth Systems Science; Mr. Ali Jared, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and Mr. Ibrahim Çetinkayaya, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie welcomed all participants, lauding the focus put on protecting lives. He expressed deepest gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to JICA and Japanese partners for organizing this program in particular, and for the generous and life-bettering support that in general has been extended towards Afghanistan’s peace and development. Furthermore, the Ambassador offered heartfelt gratitude for the dedicated and selfless service of the esteemed Afghan participants. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also emphasized the key role of regional cooperation, speaking of commitments made through the Istanbul Process.

To read the English version of the Ambassador’s speech, click here.