H.E. Dr. Mohabbat Presents his Letter of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

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July 19, 2017: On this auspicious day, His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan, Dr. Bashir Mohabbat presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

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Accompanying H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat were the distinguished diplomats of the Afghan Embassy: Mr. Ahmad Bashir Ghafoori, First Secretary and Consul; Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary; Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary; and Mr. Abdulzaman Akbari, Third Secretary.

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The delegation was welcomed just outside of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to prepare for the meeting with H.M. the Emperor of Japan in order for H.E. Dr. Mohabbat to present his credentials as the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan.

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The event comprised several prestigious, ritualized protocol ceremonies which showcased many magnificent aspects of Japanese diplomacy. The Ambassador and his company were escorted by His Excellency Mr. Hideyuki Iizuka, Master of Ceremonies of the Imperial Household Agency, in state vehicles through the palace gates to their meeting with His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.228

At this time, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his earnest and deep respects for this most profound honor. He also shared a message direct from H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to His Majesty conveying sincere gratitude and the utmost appreciation for the benevolent support and resolute connection Japan has shown toward Afghanistan and her people.

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View the Photo Album From the Event Here