Second meeting of representatives of Afghan residents in Japan held to discuss support issues for the victims of March 11th’s Tohoku earthquake and tsunami

April 12, 2011: One day after the one-month anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Ambassador Sayed M. Amin Fatimie, met for a second time with representatives of Afghan residents of Japan at the Embassy in order to build upon plans to support the victims of March 11th’s tragic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. In attendance were, representing the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Deputy Chief of Staff; Mr. Bahadur Kargar, Third Secretary and Consul; Mr. Jason Pratt, Public Affairs Officer; and Ms. Parwana Paikan; representing the Afghan residents of Japan were Mr. Jafar Ahmadyar, the committee’s head; Mr. Amin Kohi, the project’s auditor; and Mr. Haji Hussein, the committee’s treasurer.

Since the previous meeting, many Afghan residents in Japan had come forward in solidarity with their Japanese brothers and sisters to financially support the committee’s declaration to provide for the survivors. A total of 1,841,000 yen had been raised as of the meeting.

The funds will be used to purchase gas stoves and light bulbs, at the request of the Ibaraki Prefectural Government, to install in temporary housing units in the prefecture which will house evacuees from Fukushima. A group comprising of members of the committee and staff of the Embassy will deliver the materials to Ibaraki in the near future.

To see the list of those who have donated to the relief fund, click here.

To see the list of previous donations made by the diplomats of the Embassy on March 15th, click here.