Dinner at the Ambassador’s Residence for H.E. Minister Seiko Noda.

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January 24, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the great pleasure of hosting a warm dinner reception for H.E. Ms. Seiko Noda, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment, and Minister of State for the Social Security and Tax Number System at the Ambassador’s Residence within the Embassy in Tokyo.

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In the main foyer, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat and Madam warmly welcomed the distinguished guest, H.E. Ms. Seiko Noda, who is not only a long time personal friends of theirs but also a long time friends of the Embassy and Afghanistan. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed, on behalf of people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, deep appreciation to the Japanese government for its continuing support of Afghanistan’s reconstruction process which is paving the way for increased greater livelihood, peace and prosperity for the Afghan people. Additionally, he expressed his humble happiness at hosting a true friend of Afghanistan, and such an honorable guest, here at the Embassy.

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In return, H.E. Ms. Seiko Noda expressed her sincere gratitude for the kind words as well as for the invitation to H.E. Ambassador Mohabbat and madam, stating that she had been very much looking forward to the occasion. She assured him both personally and professionally that she would do all in her capacity to make sure Japan continued to stand by Afghanistan, as it is a place very near to her heart, well into the future. All present discussed many topics of mutual interest such as the long history of Afghan-Japanese Relations in a very friendly atmosphere.

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