Courtesy Call by Gifu Broadcast Representatives.


January 24, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to receive a courtesy call meeting by Hon. Ms. Junko Morita, President of Gifu Broadcast; Mr. Tatsuji Hara, Executive Officer and Tokyo Branch General Manager; and Mr. Yohei Kuratani, Head of the Tokyo Office of Gifu Broadcast, at the embassy. Also in attendance was Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan.


H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat expressed his thanks to Hon. Ms. Morita, Mr. Hara and Mr. Kuratani for asking to meet with him and remarked on the gratefulness for such a unique opportunity in reaching out to the media and welcoming them into them Embassy as guests where they can feel firsthand the good feeling of Afghan hospitality and culture in a warm setting. Further, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat added sincere thanks for their assistance working with organizations such as the Gifu based NPO, Association of Sahadat for Children in Afghanistan (ASCA), in order to help promote Afghanistan by presenting and showing the warm side of Afghanistan’s rich culture and history to Japanese audiences and added his wishes for continued good relations and collaborations among them well into the future. Moreover, he reiterated his sincerest and most heartfelt thanks on behalf of the people and Government of Afghanistan, to the people and Government of Japan for their benevolent assistance, tireless support, and interest in establishing peace and prosperity for Afghanistan.


All of those in attendance met in a very amicable environment and were able to discuss various topics that could potentially serve to help bridge the gap in understanding of Afghanistan’s culture to a Japanese audience. Moreover, the Hon. Mr. Hara and Mr. Kuratani expressed their appreciation for the attention given to them along with the new things learned about Afghanistan and thus promised to bring the many positive sides of Afghanistan's history, culture, and progress -often overlooked- into more prominent coverage for Japanese audiences in the future.