May 12, 2015: It was a pleasure for His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie to welcome ten students from Koriyama Minami Junior high school to the Emabssy. In his office, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie gave a stimulating speech to the young guests from Nara Prefecture encouraging them by calling them the future leaders of Japan and he emphasized the close relationship between Afghanistan and Japan by mentioning that Afghans in Bamiyan prayed for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also spent time teaching the students about the many esteemed former Afghan Ambassadors who have served here in Tokyo who, when combined, symbolize the long term importance and intimacy of Afghan-Japan relations since 1931.
The students thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating and informative presentation by Mr. Baburi in Japanese on cultural aspects of Afghanistan such as food and traditional costumes followed by Q&A time. It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and the Embassy to see these students enjoying a culture they were firstly unfamiliar with but now have positive connotations with.