Great progress has been made with the formation of the Government of National Unity’s cabinet with His Excellency Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani (pictured below) being named as Afghanistan’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs after having received a vote of confidence from the Lower House of the National Assembly. Eight Ministers-designate and the Head of the National Directorate of Security were also approved.

H.E. Rabbani

The formation of the Government’s Cabinet has been a prolonged process. After His Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced the list of 25 Ministerial nominations and candidates to lead the Central Bank and National Directorate of Security, which were made in cooperation with His Excellency Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the nominees then individually went before the democratically elected representatives of the people to present their agendas and gain the approval of Parliament. The Parliament then holds a vote on the nominations.

Consequently, very lively democratic and constitutionally based debates have been occurring amongst the politicians. Despite the drawn-out process of forming a new government having created difficulties for the country to move forward, the very fact that these difficulties are being resolved democratically, by representatives of the people, and based on the country’s constitution, highlights the rapid maturity of Afghanistan’s political system over the previous 13 years.

While both the people and Government of Afghanistan have desired for a political outcome to quickly be achieved, it is well understood that this is one of the realities of the democratic process. H.E. President Ghani praised Parliament’s approval of the eight Ministers and two other appointees. Their Excellencies President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah will soon introduce new nominees for the positions which were rejected by Parliament and look forward with great anticipation to governing the country in the years ahead with a Cabinet which has been formed through robust democratic and constitutional processes.


(For English please see below)

駐日アフガニスタン大使館は、日本人の訪問者を今回、2月4日、18日と3月4日にアフガニスタン大使館で開催されるスペシャルイベントにご招待致します。それぞれのイベントは午後2時に開始し、ファティミ大使閣下のスピーチ、アフガニスタンに関して及び、日本・アフガニスタン二国関係に関するプレゼンテーション、外交官達との質疑応答、大使館内ツアーと大使館の屋上で、東京タワーと共に写真をとる内容となっています。 また、このイベント参加者の皆さんには、アフガニスタンの暖かいおもてなしと、アフガニスタンと日本との深い友情を表す、ギフトバックをご用意いたしております。日本語の通訳付となってます。 重要な点は、これらのイベントに参加するために、あらかじめJTBにお電話《電話番号:03-6737-9343》をして、予約をすることです。何かご質問がございましたら、お気軽に大使館の広報まで、メールでお問い合わせください。メールアドレスは、snelling@afghanembassyjp.orgです。

Minato-ku World Carnival Information

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan warmly welcomes our dear Japanese friends to visit our Embassy for a special event which will be held on the 4th and 18th of February and on the 4th of March. Each of these events will start at 2pm and will include a speech by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie, a presentation on Afghanistan and its important relations with Japan, a question and answer session with diplomats, a tour of the Embassy and photo opportunities on the Embassy roof with the Tokyo Tower. Guests will also receive a gift bag representing Afghanistan’s warm hospitality and strong friendship with the people of Japan. Japanese translation will be provided. Importantly, to participate in one of these events, your position must be booked through the Japan Travel Bureau by phone on 03-6737-9343. For any inquiries, please feel free to email the Public Affairs Officer at


To view new visa information starting from February 01, 2015, please click here.


The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is currently seeking to recruit Afghan Engineers who are living in Japan to work for the Ministry of Public Works. For further information in Dari please click here For information in Pashto please click here.


To view updated consular fee policy for Afghan Nationals effective as of December 22, 2014, please click here.

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