May 11, 2015: Continued political bipartisan support for Afghanistan is vital to maintain current trends of high level cooperation between Afghanistan and Japan and it was with this in mind that His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and Second Secretary Mr. Mohammad Yasir Karimi attended a Democratic Party of Japan reception. Consequently, out of all the Ambassadors in attendance, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was the last to leave due to the serious nature with which this opportunity to speak with the highest ranking officials of Japan's opposition was tacken.
After listening to a presentation regarding the DPJ's current and future political agendas, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie met with a large number of senior government officials including with DPJ President The Honorable Mr. Katsuya Okada, International Department Director General Mr. Yukihisa Fujita, former Vice Minister of Environment The Honorable Mr. Shoichoi Kondo, House of Representatives members Their Honorable Mr. Junya Ogawa, Mr. Suzuki Katsumasa, Ms. Yasko Komiyama, Mr. Fumio Mabuchi respectively and House of Councillors members Mr. Hiroe Makiyama, Mr. Yuichiro Hata, Mr. Satsuki Eda, Mr. Mizuoka Shunichi respectively, as well as with the Political Assistant of the United States Embassy Mr. Yufuko Oikawa and Winnie Kang from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expressed his deep gratitude to each of those he met with for the DPJ's support for Afghanistan both in opposition and while in government and both the DPJ President The Hon. Mr. Okada and Director-General The Hon. Mr. Fujita assured H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie of their continued desire to assist Afghanistan.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also spent considerable time with the former Vice-Minister of Defence the esteemed Mr. Oono who was very interested in Afghanistan's recent political and security developments.