Attendance at the New Year's Party 2019 hosted by GIF Minato International Association.


January 19, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the New Year's Party 2019 hosted by GIF Minato International Association at the at the International University of Health and Welfare’s Akasaka Campus in Tokyo.

The keynote speaker of the event was the Hon. Mr. Masaaki Takei, Mayor of Minato City who spoke on the significance of Japan’s relations with the international community, especially that of his own command in Minato City, as we approach the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games which will be a great opportunity for strengthening and expanding bonds of international friendships. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat expressed his sincerest gratitude to both Ms. Kumiko Torikai, Chair of the Board of Directors of Minato International Association, and Ms. Mai Morohashi, Chair of the Executive Committee for the Minato International Association New Year’s Party, for their organization’s continued interest in promoting the culture and heritage of Afghanistan through their many sponsored events as it helps to open a broader view of Afghanistan for the people of Japan and the International community. In return they thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his attendance at the event, the wonderful Afghan items the Embassy donated to their event’s Silent Auction, and assured him that Minato International Association would continue to host events and offer opportunities in cooperation with the embassy by which to showcase the many facets of Afghan culture and heritage.