April 14, 2015: As Japan is a vital partner in Afghanistan's ongoing socio-economic development, the Embassy has been working fastidiously to further enhance Afghanistan's relations within all levels of Japan's political apparatus. His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and Third Secretary Mr. Sayed Ali Asghar Amiri's meeting with the Mayor and Vice Mayors of Hiratsuka City, Their Honors Mr. Ochiai Katsuhiro, Mr. Yasuo Kigawa, and Mr. Yoshiaki Suzuki respectevely, is an example of such efforts.
After receiving a warm welcome from the Mayor and all staff, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie proceeded to, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, communicate his gratitude to the people and Government of Hiratsuka City for their vital and substantial involvement in ensuring Afghans are healthier, freer, safer, happier and living longer. The Hon. Mayor Katsuhiro was also briefed on the latest political developments in Afghanistan and he was very pleased to hear about the steady progress being made. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was briefed about Hiratsuka's agriculture sector and how it could be applied to Afghanistan's rural and remote development.
As a sign of the warmth of the friendship that has been developed between Afghanistan and Hiratsuka City, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was given the honor of not only touring the city's political Council Chamber but also being seated in the Speaker of the Chamber's seat.