April 15, 2015: In preparation for what will be the greatest ever cultural exchange between Afghanistan and Japan in the history of the two countries, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie warmly welcomed an esteemed delegation which will work with the Embassy to host a "Hidden Treasures From The National Museum of Afghanistan" exhibition at the Kyushu National Museum and the Tokyo National Museum in 2016.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie discussed with The Sankei Shimbun's Executive Director from Events and Promotion Department Mr. Yuichi Suzuki, Manager from Events and Entertainment Business Division Ms. Junko Yamamoto, Fuji Television Network's Senior Producer from Planning and Production Event Department Mr. Hiroshi Kanda, Planning and Production Department member Mr. Gaku Watanabe, Tokyo National Museum's Supervisor from Planning Curatorial Planning Department Mr. Yoshihide Koizumi, and MoFA Japan's Head of Afghanistan Section and friend of Afghanistan Mr. Isami Takada, the details of the planning and progress for Afghan treasures to be brought to Japan for the viewing pleasure of the Japanese public.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie emphasized the importance of this exhibition for both Afghanistan and Japan and that the Embassy would by all means possible ensure that the efficient and diligent assistance necessary would at all times be prioritized to ensure the successful outcome of this spectacular showcase of Afghanistan's glorious history and culture which will include artifacts that are more than four thousand years old.