Attendance at the 5th Afghan Kite Festival.


February 18, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had a great pleasure in attending the 5th Afghan Kite Festival, which was jointly organized by the Japan-Afghanistan Association, Nittaidai Ebara High School, and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan.


H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat gave opening remarks that it was his great pleasure that Afghanistan and Japan to have such an exchange in a shared cultural activity of both countries, like kite flying, to better understand each other as well as his hope for the future strengthening and developing of the ties between the two countries.


The event was attended by approximately 100 visitors and supporters on the cool and windy day under the radiantly beautiful sky that shone like the finest Afghan lapis lazuli. The embassy had handmade and decorated nearly 50 Afghan kites available for guests to the event to tryout and they joined the several Japanese kites being flown in the sky.


The fortunate guests to the event were able to enjoy not only the standard and deliciously prepared Japanese festival food but also Afghan chicken kabob sandwiches prepared by the embassy for the guests to try the flavors of Afghanistan.


All in all, it was highly entertaining event and all present enjoyed the inter-cultural exchange between Afghanistan and Japan. Both young and old were able to feel and appreciate even on a small scale the wonders of Afghanistan’s charm and wonder. During the duration of the event, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting with the organizing executives, officials of the supporting institutions, the schools related to Afghanistan, and several of the distinguished guests who attended the event.