April 22, 2015: The successful achievement of foreign investment and foreign economic activity in Afghanistan is one of the most fundamental pillars for facilitating the country's integration into regional and global markets. With the goal of contributing to the accomplishment of such a vital goal, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie proactively participated in the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf's "Days In Japan" seminar. After GCC Secretary General His Excellency Dr. Adbul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani's and the Manager of Gas Development for Qatar Petroleum the distinguished Mr. Khalid Mohaammad Al-Hitmi's speeches, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie created many opportunities to lay foundations for future foreign economic involvement in Afghanistan.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie gave briefings, including to the Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as Ambassador for the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Gulf region the esteemed Mr. Shigeru Endo and Senior Adviser for the Organisation for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Development the distinguished Mr. Tamotsu Tomiyama, regarding Afghanistan's huge potential in mining which can be realized with appropriate levels of investment. Invitations were offered to travel to Afghanistan, to witness first hand the enormity of the country's extractive industry capacity.
The opportunity was also taken by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie to thank all GCC Ambassadors for their country's support of Afghanistan and in return, they expressed their appreciation to H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie for participating in both the event's morning and evening sessions despite his hectic schedule. Cordial conversations were held with a wide variety of esteemed participants including Special Assistant to MoFA Japan Mr. Yasuji Ishigaki, Manager of the Director's Office of the Arab Islamic Institute in Tokyo Mr. Furat Mohammad Ali Bantan, and with Managing Director of the Japan-Saudi Arabia Society Mr. Ryuei Izumi.
To further introduce the private sector to Afghanistan's broad potential, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie had a meeting with Director of Business Development Mr. Kazuko Ogawa and Director of Sales Yutaka Shishikura of Conrad Tokyo, who extended their support for future possibilities in the Afghan market.