Ambassador Dr. Fatimie attends OSCE Conference

June 16, 2014: Ambassador Dr. Fatimie attended the 2014 Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)-Japan Conference in Tokyo. Representatives from 48 countries nations and international organizations participated. From the host nation, H.E. Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida (pictured below, top) was in attendance and delivered a speech, as did H.E. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi (pictured below, bottom). The OSCE was represented by Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. From the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mr. Yasir Mohammad Karimi, Ms. Farima Orya Afzali, Mr. Ali Asghar Amiri, and Mr. Jason Pratt were also in attendance.

The event consisted of three sessions over two days, focusing on the areas of “Collaboration between the OSCE and the Asia-Pacific region, including the OSCA Asian Partners for Co-operation, to make the world safer,” “Efforts to create a more interconnected world in the global security environment,” and “Efforts to encourage women to play a main role as a driver in creating a fairer world.” Ambassador Dr. Fatimie spoke during the second session regarding Afghanistan’s own efforts to encourage regional and international cooperation in projects in order to foster greater peace and prosperity.

At the reception following the first day's sessions, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie had the honor of meeting with a number of distinguished guests, prominently including H.E. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kishi, to whom the Ambassador offered, on behalf of the people and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan deepest gratitude for the generous and effect-generating support to Afghanistan's peace and development extended by Japan. Ambassador Fatimie further met with OSCE Secretary General of the OSCE Zannier as well as Their Excellencies Japanese parliamentarians and Ambassadors from nations represented in Japan.