Mr. Hamdard Attends the Luncheon Hosted by Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division of MOFA Japan.

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April 24, 2018: It was an honor for Mr. Basir Ahmad Hamdard, First Secretary, to attend a luncheon hosted by the Hon. Mr. Masatoshi Sugiura, Director of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan.

This luncheon was meant to introduce the diplomats present to Japan’s candidate for election to the Human Rights Committee (CCPR) at the elections to be held during the 36th Meeting of States Parties at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 14, 2018; Professor Shuichi Furuya. H.E. Mr Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs was also present at the luncheon to give his welcoming remarks to those dignitaries present. Additionally they also took the time to introduce the candidate for election to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the elections to be held during the 20th Meeting of States Parties a the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 8, 2018: Dr. Hiroko Akizuki.

Following the luncheon, Mr. Hamdard had the opportunity to meet with the host, Hon. Mr. Sugiura and expressed his thanks for the invitation to the informative event as well as for the generous and continuous support of the noble people and Government of Japan to Afghanistan over the years to assist in achieving reconstruction, peace, and prosperity. Additionally he had the pleasure of greeting Prof. Furuya and wished him all the best of luck in his endeavors to secure a place on the Human Rights Council. Further, he assured both Hon. Mr. Sugiura and Prof. Furuya that he would pass along the information to its proper destination in the central Government of Kabul for their sincere consideration.