May 15, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the Ambassadress attended a reception in honor of Director General of Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Shigeo Matsutomi of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and his esteemed wife. The event was hosted by H.E. Ambassador Abdul-Rahman Humood A.R. Al-Otaibi at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait.
Ambassador Fatimie first took the opportunity to congratulate H.E. Ambassador Al-Otaibi on this latest initiative to bring together key people from the host nation and concerned nations to increase ties and friendship in a relaxed and comfortable format; the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s inclusion is another example of the comprehensive and far reaching support that the State of Kuwait provides to Afghanistan.
Ambassador Fatimie expressed to Director General Matsutomi deepest gratitude for Japan’s ever-present prominent position in furthering development and peace in Afghanistan and the region, as the Director General briefed attendees on his recent visit to the Middle East and North Africa. Director General Matsutomi also shared of H.E. Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ryuji Yamane’s visit to Kabul, saying that H.E. referred to the visit as productive and satisfactory.
The very friendly atmosphere of this reception was enhanced further by the presence of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors and Ambassadresses of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the State of Qatar, the Republic of Tunisia, and the Republic of Djibouti. The participants together warmly discussed a number of matters of shared interest, with great interest shown regarding developments in Afghanistan, particularly the upcoming Tokyo Conference.