Courtesy Call by Dr. Suzuki of IDF-JETRO and Prof. Hussainkhail of Kabul University.

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October 24, 2017: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and pleasure of receiving Dr. Hitoshi Suzuki, Chief Senior Researcher of Interdisciplinary Studies Center of IDE-JETRO, and Prof. Miraqa Hussainkhail, Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Agriculture of Kabul University, at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan. Also In attendance was Mr. Abdulzaman Akbari, Third Secretary for the Embassy of Afghanistan.

Dr. Suzuki & Prof. Hussainkhail thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for receiving them and making time in his schedule, as well as congratulated him on his recent appointment as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan—wishing him a successful tenor, noting he was certain to have one due to his longtime experience in Japan. In return, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat sincerely thanked Dr. Suzuki and Prof. Hussainkhail for their kind words and for coming to visit the Embassy.

Additionally, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat extended his gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for the long support and assistance of the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan. Japan has stood with Afghanistan during the rebuilding process, helping to bring Afghanistan to its current progress & achievements, and their help to develop the economic growth of the country, and like others from the international community hold a place of appreciation and honor in the heart of Afghans. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat updated Dr. Suzuki on the many progressive achievements in Afghanistan over the past 15 years especially those undertaken since the formation of the National Unity Government, thanks in part to the assistance of the noble nation of Japan. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat also expressed optimism for the relationship between Japan and Afghanistan becoming stronger through many avenues such as enhanced, mutually beneficially trade investment and enhancement. In addition he asked for Japan’s support in helping to provide more advancement of Japan's investment in the economics and import/export opportunities of Afghanistan. Those present further discussed topics of mutual interest such as the recent speeches by leaders of allied nations planning for active steps to achieving further peace and security in Afghanistan.

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