H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Attends the 3rd Annual Afghan Kite Festival

February 28th, 2016: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie had a great pleasure in attending the 3rd annual Afghan Kite Festival, which was jointly organized by the Embassy of Afghanistan in Japan, Japan-Afghanistan Association and Nittai Ebara High School. The event was honored to have the attendance of distinguished guests such as the Honorable Mr. Kenshiro Matsunami, president of Japan-Afghanistan Association and Nippon Sport Science University Group; Mr. Kozo Oh'ishi, principal of Nittai Ebara High School; and many others.

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H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie made an opening remark that it was his great pleasure that Afghanistan and Japan exchange a cultural activity of both countries, to know and feel closer to each others. In addition, appreciation letters were presented by H.E. Dr. Fatimie to Nittai Ebara High School's baseball team, Japan Kite Association and Smile Kamata (community sports association of Kamata district), for their continuous support and dedication to the Afghan Kite Festival since it's initiation in 2014.

The event was attended by over 300 visitors and some 100 supporters under such a beautiful sunny and warm day. It was highly successful with the record number of attendance of whom enjoyed the inter-cultural exchange between Afghanistan and Japan, especially among youth to experience a part of Afghanistan. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie had the pleasure of meeting with the organizing executives, officials of the supporting institutions, the schools related to Afghanistan. Among them, H.E. Dr. Fatimie also met with Mr. Takashi Honda, Deputy Director of Afghanistan Assistance Planning Division of Japanese Foreign Ministry; Mr. Akira Kudo, Kudan Lions Club; Mr. Soichiro Kuboniwa from Political News Department, and Mr. Keiji Ohara from City News Department of The Yomiuri Shimbun.

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The embassy of Afghanistan appreciates all the supporting institutions and individuals for making such a precious occasion possible to happen: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Chiyoda City, Minato City, Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), Smile Kamata, Chuo City, Nittai Ebara High School Baseball Team and the supporting parents, Kashiwa Nittai High School, Nippon Sport Science University, Jonan Shin'yo Bank, Sato Kogyo Co., Ltd. Gyros Corporation, Coca Cola East Japan, Checkfield Incorporated, Disco Co., Kudan Lions Clubs, Japan-Afghanistan Association, Nissho Sports Industry Co., and last but not least, staffs and interns at the embassy as well as Ohta City Hall and its Health Department.

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[Related article] The 3rd annual Afghan Kite Festival announcement: http://www.afghanembassyjp.org/en/embassy/?pn=1694