Ambassador Fatimie, Embassy welcome participants of SATREPS program

June 7, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and staff welcomed to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo representatives of Yokohama City University (YCU), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and members of their shared Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) SATREPS program. The SATREPS program is organized by the two aforementioned entities and other partnering organizations, such as Tottori University and JST, to research and apply findings on wheat hybridization and cultivation using native and non-native varieties. Within this context, the program provides training and information sharing opportunities to Afghan and regional experts, thus enhancing capacity and contributing to mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace.

Ambassador Fatimie welcomed the guests warmly, expressing, on behalf of the people and Government of Afghanistan, great appreciation for the noble work that they are together doing towards increased productivity, sustainability, and peace. The Ambassador encouraged the attendees to return to Afghanistan and their respective nations to apply what they have learned in Japan. Sharing about the project, Dr. Tomohiro Ban of YCU spoke of the work being done and the potential for great success.