Afghan National Day commemorated by Ambassador Fatimie in Japan Times article

August 19, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie, along with Ms. Parwana Paikan, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Mr. Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), commemorated Afghanistan’s National Day through the publishing of respective articles in a special insert in the Japan Times newspaper.

Afghan National Day is recognized every year on August 19th. While this is considered the 93rd anniversary of the modern state of Afghanistan, the history of the nation and the people date back much further than that. Recognizing this important point, Ambassador Fatimie’s article explored on the history of the nation, additionally highlighting Afghan-Japanese relations, the success of Tokyo Conference under the esteemed leadership of H.E. President Hamid Karzai, and the advances that the nation has made particularly since 2001. Ms. Paikan’s article dealt with the ever-advancing harmony of gender-equality in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. For his part, Chairman Ishige wrote about the opening of new trade potentials between the nations.

To read the articles in full, click here.