Ambassador Fatimie, Embassy staff welcome Ms. Hirai of CSO Network Japan, Ms. Yamamoto of Peace Winds Japan, coordinators of Afghan Civil Society Conference in Tokyo

June 19, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the staff of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo extended a warm welcome to Ms. Reiko Hirai of CSO Network Japan and Ms. Rika Yamamoto of Peace Winds Japan. The two are active in organizing the Afghanistan Civil Society Conference in Tokyo, which will be held as a parallel event to the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan. The event will bring to Japan roughly 30 representatives of Afghan CSOs and hold a multiple day event to discuss the role of CSOs in Afghanistan’s peace and development.

Ambassador Fatimie expressed his deepest gratitude to the gracious guests for this great initiative and for their extended courtesy and dedication to bettering the lives of Afghans and helping strengthen the participation of all sectors in progress. Expressing his anticipation of a successful event, the Ambassador encouraged them further and promised to provide support as possible.

(photo above, from left to right: Mr. Amiri, Ms. Paikan, Dr. Mohabbat, Ms. Yamamoto, and Ms. Hirai)