Ambassador Fatimie, Embassy warmly host H.E. Minister Ishihara, Hon. Mr. Hirasawa, Hon. Mr. Tanose, Mr. Harada

February 17, 2014: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie, supported by his team of diplomats and staff, offered the warmest welcome to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to H.E. Mr. Nobuteru Ishihara, Minister of the Environment and Minister of State for the Corporation in Nuclear Emergency Preparedness; Hon. Representative Katsue Hirasawa; Hon. Representative Taizo Tanose; and Mr. Dan Harada, head of Nagatacho Forum. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie has a warm and long-standing friendship with Mr. Harada who kindly helped to create the new bonds of friendship with the other esteemed members of this visit.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie firstly expressed deepest appreciation for the noble guests’ visit despite very busy schedules. Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed deepest gratitude for the life-bettering and selfless partnership that Japan has extended to Afghanistan, stating that not only has it resulted in longer and freer Afghan lives, it has also resulted in even deeper friendship between the nations and respect for Japanese from all Afghans.

The guests and hosts shared a meal of Afghan cuisine and engaged in warm and open discussion over various issues. H.E. Minister Ishihara kindly within reaffirmed Japanese commitment to continued partnership and overtures of the deepening of friendship between the guests, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie, the Embassy, and Afghanistan in general were expressed.