Formal Dinner with Japan’s Special Assistant of MOFA and the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 Division

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August 24th, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the great pleasure and honor of attending a dinner meeting hosted by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 Division in Tokyo. At the dinner, His Excellency had the great honor to meet and convey with Special Assistant of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy for the 2025 Expo H.E. Ambassador Mr. Shigeru Endo, the Director of the Osaka-Kansai-Japan Expo 2025 Division Mr. Shinichi Hamada, and Ms. Anna Taguchi, Researcher at the Economic Policy Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau.

H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat extended his greatest thanks to Mr. Endo, Mr. Hamada, and Ms. Taguchi for inviting them to the formal dinner and expressed on behalf of the people and Government of Afghanistan his sincerest appreciation for Japan’s continuous and steadfast support of Afghanistan. During the dinner, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat also reassured his and Afghanistan’s support of promoting Japan to hold the 2025 Expo in Osaka and the Kansai region, and accordingly, wished them best of luck for the polling in November. Likewise, Mr. Endo, Mr. Hamada, and Ms. Taguchi thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his kind words, for making time in his schedule, and his keen interest in promoting Japan to have the Osaka-Kansai region as a host for the 2025 Expo. Mutually, all sides conveyed their strongest interest to continue the friendly and long-standing relations between Afghanistan and Japan, and hope that they would last forever.

Mr. Basir Ashmed Hamdard, First Secretary, and Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary, of the Embassy of Afghanistan also had the great pleasure to attend the formal dinner.