Mr. Hamdard attends JIIA Symposium on "Looking Back at Asia in the 20th Century from the Perspectives of International Relations and State-Building" at the International House of Japan

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July 06, 2018: First Secretary and Head of Political Affairs Mr. Basir Hamdard had the great pleasure and honor to attend The Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) Symposium on "Looking Back at Asia in the 20th Century from the Perspectives of International Relations and State-Building" at the International House of Japan in Minato (Tokyo) together with His Excellency Dr. Bashir Mohabbat. The JIIA organized this symposium to enhance public awareness of international affairs and develop global networks and collaboration.

Also present at the event was Mr. Shinichi KITAOKA, President of the Japan International Cooperations Agency (JICA), Former President of the International University of Japan, and former Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations. He and H.E. Dr. Mohabbat, and Mr. Hamdard were able to speak to one another and discuss their views on Asia’s international relations in the past and how they believe relations between Afghanistan and Japan will progress in the future. Mr. Hamdard thanked Mr. Hitaoka for the pleasure of speaking with him, and in return, Mr. Hitaoka thanked Mr. Hamdard for attending the symposium and sharing his time.

Both, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Mr. Hamdard were honored to receive the invitation to the symposium to hear distinguished speakers from around the world speak on current international affairs and Japanese foreign policy and to offer their insights on issues as well.