Mr. Hamdard Meets with Mr. Arabzai, CEO of Core Drillers

December 13, 2017: Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary, welcomed to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo Mr. Abidullah Arabzai, CEO of Core Drillers, a mining company based in Kabul. Ms. Namie Imanishi of the Embassy was also present as were staff from Core Drillers.

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Core Drillers is working to promote talc, one of Afghanistan’s abundant natural resources, to the Japanese market. The company has talc grinding and crushing plants in Nangarhar Province. Japan is a natural destination for Afghan products and for Mr. Arabzai’s efforts as Japan has done much to support the development of the nation and Mr. Arabzai is a graduate of the JICA-sponsored PEACE scholarship program, having studied at Tokai University.

Mr. Hamdard congratulated Mr. Arabzai on the growth of the company, which established in 2015 already has agencies in U.S.A., U.A.E., Qatar and Turkey. Wishing him all the best, Mr. Hamdard assured him that the Embassy is fully supportive of the promotion of business from Afghanistan’s private sector to the Japanese market.