Attendance at the Reception on the Occasion of the 69th Republic Day of India

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January 26, 2017: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honour and pleasure of attending the reception on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day of India at Hotel Okura Tokyo.

Opening remarks were given by the guest speaker, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan, who spoke on the long and profound relations between Japan and India. Following the ceremony, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat congratulated His Excellency Mr. Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of India, on such an auspicious day and event. India has been a good friend and stood with Afghanistan during the rebuilding process, helping to bring the current progress & achievements, and their help and sacrifices, like others from the international community hold a place of appreciation and honor in the heart of Afghans. In return, H.E. Mr. Chinoy thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his kind words and assured that India will continue to aid Afghanistan in their time of need. Additionally, H.E> Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with several of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors with missions in Japan, diplomats, parliamentarians, high ranking members from Japan’s business sectors, and other dignified guests with whom he discussed many topics of mutual interest.