Meeting with Chief Representative of JICA’s Afghanistan Office, Hon. Mr. Watanabe.

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January 11, 2018: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat to receive at the embassy for a meeting, the Hon. Mr. Takeshi Watanabe, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Afghanistan Office. Also in attendance was Mr. Ahmad Bashir Ghafoori, First Secretary and Consul for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

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Hon. Mr. Watanabe congratulated H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat on his appointment as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan and wished him a successful tenure, noting he was certain to do so due to his longtime experience in Japan. Additionally he expressed his sincerest wishes for continued warm and amicable relations between Afghanistan and Japan and his hopes to further expand the assistance from the people and Government of Japan towards helping develop continued progress in Afghanistan and expanding the human capacity development for the Afghan people.

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In return, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat sincerely thanked Mr. Watanabe for his kind words as well as finding the time to come meet with him at the Embassy. Further, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked him, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for the long support and unwavering assistance of the people and Government of its true friend, the noble nation of Japan. The Japanese have stood with Afghanistan during the rebuilding process, helping to bring Afghanistan to its current progress & achievements, and their help and investment of Afghanistan’s future by developing its human capacity holds a place of appreciation and honor in the heart of Afghans. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat shared the optimism for the relationship between Japan and Afghanistan becoming stronger to help improve the progress of Afghan society and the livelihoods of the Afghan people. All present further discussed topics of mutual interest.