Ambassador Fatimie, Mr. Amiri accompany H.E. Minister Najafi on meetings with key officials: H.E. Transport Minister Hata, H.E. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazama, JICA’s Vice President Kuroyanagi

November 15, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and Mr. Sayed Ali Asghar Amiri, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, accompanied H.E. Dr. Daoud Ali Najafi, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, on a number of key meetings during his visit to Tokyo. The Embassy was fully supportive of the important initiative to bring together Japanese technical experience and Afghan resolve towards the enlightened end goal of a more globally-connected Afghanistan and a more mutually supportive world.

A meeting was held with H.E. Mr. Yuichiro Hata (pictured above), Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and H.E.’s office. H.E. Minister Najafi offered deepest gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of Afghanistan, for Japan’s invaluable role in transport sector development. Expressing appreciation directly to H.E. Minister Hata, it was stated that the contracts for the redevelopment of Kabul International Airport’s apron would be signed the following day.

H.E. Minister Najafi was able to also meet with H.E. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Naoki Kazama (pictured above). In this meeting, as He would be have the opportunity to do in His following meetings, H.E. the Minister again shared of the heart-felt appreciation felt by all Afghans to Japan and its noble people for the life-bettering support provided. H.E. the Minister lauded the strong partnership that has existed between Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Afghan Government over these years of redevelopment.

At the offices of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, H.E. Minister Najafi had the honor to speak with Vice President Toshiyuki Kuroyanagi (pictured above). The redevelopment of areas of Kabul International Airport was discussed very fruitfully as were other issues.