Ambassador Fatimie hosts a meeting of representatives of Afghan residents in Japan to report on the Council’s efforts to provide support to victims of the March 11th disasters

June 15, 2011: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie hosted an representatives of Afghan residents in Japan at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Afghan residents in Japan had donated a total of 1,851,000 yen in support of the victims of the tragic March 11th disasters. The representatives gathered in order to hear a report on how the funds were used and what the outcome was.

Ambassador Fatimie opened the event by offering deepest gratitude and praise to the representatives and all Afghans in Japan for their selfless support and their steadfast solidarity to their Japanese brothers and sisters during these difficult times. The Ambassador encouraged those present to continue their positive proactive nature from here on out, strengthening relationships both with their Japanese neighbors and with each other.

Mr. Jafar Ahmadyar, who headed the Committee in charge of collecting and taking charge of the funds, briefed attendees on the actions the committee had taken to provide furnishings to evacuees from Fukushima in Ibaraki, the funds donated directly to Fukushima – along with drawings of support by Afghan children, and the reaction from the evacuees, concerned officials, and the Japanese public.

In closing, Mr. Jason Pratt, Public Affairs Officer, and Ms. Mako Shiina debuted the first Embassy podcast, which speaks on modern mutual support between Afghanistan and Japan, to the group, promising to spread the news about their noble efforts.