Ambassador Fatimie welcomes Mr. Yui of NHK to the Embassy

June 6, 2011: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie welcomed Mr. Hideki Yui of NHK broadcasting to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Mr. Yui, who has covered or facilitated coverage of the Embassy and Afghan activities in Japan on multiple occasions, has officially been named as the next head of NHK’s Afghanistan-Pakistan bureau. Mr. Jason Pratt, Public Relations Officer for the Embassy, was also present.

Ambassador Fatimie spoke of the tragedies of March 11th, offering his deepest condolences for the victims while praising the resilience of the Japanese people. Ambassador Fatimie continued by offering sincerest congratulations on Mr. Yui’s new and exciting appointment, challenging him to continue in NHK’s tradition of high journalistic standards, to serve as an accurate window for Japanese into the true Afghanistan, and to serve as a civilian bridge between the nations. The Ambassador also offered to be of assistance to Mr. Yui during his time in Afghanistan and the region.

Mr. Yui thanked Ambassador Fatimie for his kind sentiments and declared that he is dedicated to portraying Afghanistan in an honest and fair light.