Representatives of Afghan residents of Japan gather in support of victims of March 11th’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

April 7, 2011: Ambassador Sayed M. Amin Fatimie met with more than 20 prominent representatives of Afghan residents of Japan at the Embassy in order to show their solidarity with the victims of March 11th’s tragic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and to decide upon ways in which to support the survivors. The representatives, men and women, encompassed all ethnicities and groups in Afghanistan.

Through the meeting, 415,000 yen was gathered to be dedicated to purchasing supplies for those in the regions most affected by these disasters. Attendees vowed to collected further funds from other Afghan residents who were not present. The supplies will be delivered in person to the Tohoku region by a group of 14, including three members from the Embassy, selected by the representatives at a date to be decided later. The 14-member committee is to be headed by Mr. Jafar Ahmadyar, with Mr. Haji Hussein serving as treasurer, and Mr. Amin Kohi serving as auditor.

The members of this session expressed that they were pleased with this initiative instituted by the Embassy, and promised their resolve to stand with their Japanese brothers and sisters..