Mr. Ghafoori Attends the 30th Peace Diplomats Forum

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July 13, 2017: Mr. Ghafoori, First Secretary and Consul of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan, attended the 30th Peace Diplomats Forum held at the Hotel Leport Kojimachi. The event was organized by the Universal Peace Federation, whose mission is to promote individuals and organizations that help build peace across the world. The keynote address was given by Prof. Mariko Kawano, Professor of International Law at Waseda University School of Law. The topic of the address was “The Rule of Law in the Sea and Japan’s Ocean Policy.”

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After the opening speech, there was time for the diplomats to converse among themselves about the issues that had been raised. Mr. Ghafoori had the pleasure to speak with Mr. Yasuhiro Ishii, the Executive Director of the Peace Diplomats Forum, and Mr. Masahisa Hayashi, Representative Director of the Institute for Peace Policies and Professor Emeritus at Waseda University and Yokohama City University. Mr. Ghafoori was able to discuss with them various matters related to the challenges of building peace in the world today.

Mr. Ghafoori additionally had the opportunity to confer with Prof. Mariko Kawano. They discussed many issues related to the keynote address and the difficulties that must be overcome in order to make the world a more peaceful place for citizens of all nations.