Courtesy Call to the Hon. Mr. Natsuo Yamaguchi, Chief Representative of the Komei Party.


August 2, 2019:His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and pleasure of making a courtesy call on the Honorable Mr. Natsuo Yamaguchi, Chief Representative of the Komei Party, at his office in the House of Councillors Members’ Building.

Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi, a long time personal friend of the Ambassador's as well as of Afghanistan's, extended a sincere and warm welcome to H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat and thanked him for arranging to meet. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat extended congratulations to Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi on the recent well-numbered win by the Komei party in the recent elections held on July 21, 2019; wishing that Afghanistan’s own upcoming elections go as smoothly as their Japanese example. Moreover, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi for the strong friendship and cooperation between Japan’s Komei Party and Afghanistan through the Embassy of the Islamic Republic Afghanistan in Tokyo over the years which has very much helped contribute to Afghanistan’s mission of progress, prosperity, and peace. He also thanked the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan for their steadfast friendship and support of the people and Government of Afghanistan over the years. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his deep hope and desire for the cooperation between the two entities to strengthen further. Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi concurred with H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and reciprocally conveyed his hope and desires to see further cooperation between the Komei Party and the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat briefed Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi on Afghanistan's recent progress towards securing peace and security in the region in the Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process. Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi remarked that Japan was eager to advance its investment in the economics and import/export of Afghanistan with further progress in the security sector. Following the exchange, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Hon. Mr. Yamaguchi further discussed topics of mutual interest.