May 01, 2015: The horrendous earthquake that struck the virtuous nation of Nepal on the 25th of April resulting in deaths numbering in the thousands has brought tremendous grief to all Afghans. His Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has publicly communicated His utmost sympathies for the suffering caused by this immense tragedy and that the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan are united in anguish with the righteous people and Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Here in Japan, it was with a heavy heart that, despite the details of the upcoming official condolence book signing ceremony having not yet been released, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie still traveled to the Embassy of Nepal on his own initiative to lend support to the fellow SAARC member state. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie communicated to the Ambassador of Nepal, His Excellency Dr. Madan Kumar Bhattarai, his deepest condolences and that the thoughts and prayers of the entire nation of Afghanistan are with the brave people of Nepal, and particularly with the families who have lost loves ones, in this time of immense human and cultural loss.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bhattari was highly grateful for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie's sincere letter of condolence and for travelling to the Embassy, despite his hectic schedule. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was provided with a detailed briefing regarding the events and the ongoing relief operations by H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bhattari who greatly appreciated the heartfelt sympathies he had received.