Courtesy Call on H.E. Ambassador of Canada.

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October 30, 2017: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and pleasure of making a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Ian Burney, Ambassador of the Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, at the Canadian Embassy.

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Burney expressed his sincere appreciation to H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat for his visit, and warmly congratulated him on assuming the post as Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan. Additionally he wished H.E. Dr. Mohabbat the greatest of success in his endeavors throughout his mission remarking that he was certain to do so due to H.E. Dr. Mohabbat’s long time and experience in Japan.

H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked H.E. Mr. Burney for his kind words as well as for making time to meet. He also expressed his gratitude to the people and Government of Canada for their support of Afghanistan in its rebuilding process particularly in contribution to self-defense and ensuring security. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his gratitude and prayers for the 158 Canadian troops who lost their lives while fighting to preserve security and freedom for the Afghan people, assuring him that their sacrifice will not be in vein, but that peace would endure. Additionally H.E. Dr. Mohabbat updated H.E. Mr. Burney on the many progressive achievements in Afghanistan over the past 15 years especially those undertaken since the formation of the National Unity Government. The two ambassadors agreed to build stronger and more profound relations between their respective countries and embassies, and 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.