Warm welcome extended by Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi of the Komei Party

December 22, 2017: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat was extended a warm welcome by the Hon. Mr. Natsuo Yamaguchi, Chief Representative of the Komei Party at his office. Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo, was also in attendance.

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Having had the honor of recently meeting and conversing with the Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi, Dr. Mohabbat was grateful for the chance to formally meet and, on behalf of the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, convey warmest wishes at this year’s end. Dr. Mohabbat expressed sincerely appreciation for the excellent friendship that Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi extended to the embassy and to all of Afghanistan over the course of the past year and for years to date. Furthermore, he expressed, through the Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi, deep gratitude to the Japanese Government and people for the meaningful cooperation that has taken place. Building upon this, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat stated that he is confident that the Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi will remain in 2018 and beyond an excellent bridge between the nations. To that end, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat mentioned two key goals of realizing a visit by H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to Japan and gaining Japanese investment in Afghanistan’s mining sector. The Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi was positively receptive of the issues discussed and a cordial host.

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