Attendance at the 2018 Kyoto Prize Celebrations by the Inamori Foundation in Kyoto.


November 10, 2018: It was an honor and pleasure for His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to attend the 2018 Kyoto Prize Celebrations Ceremony hosted by the Inamori Foundation in Kyoto.

The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held at the grand Kyoto International Conference Center and was attended by over 1,200 distinguished guests. The ceremony began with a performance by Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and a celebratory Noh performance. Her imperial Highness Princess Takamado, speaking as the honorary patron of the foundation, gave her remarks on the occasion and spoke on the significance of the endeavors of the awardees on society.

During the reception for the events, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat had the honorific opportunity to meet once again with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado and, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, extend sincerest thanks and appreciation for the steadfast and benevolent support by the noble nation of Japan over the years to Afghanistan as she has worked towards redevelopment, peace, and prosperity. In return she assured him that Afghanistan would always have a place in the heart of Japan, and would continue to have their support.