December 23, 2011: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the Ambassadress attended, along with a number of key dignitaries, a reception to celebrate the birthday of H.M. the Emperor of Japan at the Imperial Palace.
H.M. the Heisei Emperor and H.M.’s noble family have long been friends of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, making this auspicious occasion a day of highest celebration yearly for the Afghan representatives in Japan. The festive mood of the day was further enhanced by the renewed health of H.M., as his condition was in the prayers of the Ambassador and the people of Afghanistan.
Taking this important opportunity, Ambassador and Ambassadress Fatimie expressed sincerest, heartfelt congratulations to H.M. the Emperor on H.M.’s day of birth, wishing, on behalf of the people and Government, a long and healthy life filled with even more inspiring accomplishments. Furthermore, the Ambassador and Ambassadress offered deepest gratitude for the selfless and impactful assistance provided by Japan to Afghanistan’s peace and development, particularly calling attention to the roles of Their Majesties. The Ambassador and Ambassadress were fortunate enough to also be able to pass the same sentiments to H.M. the Empress. H.M. the Emperor cordially offered his gratitude for the warm wishes.
Ambassador and Ambassadress Fatimie also, among a other notable persons, were honored to also meet with an Imperial Princess in attendance.