May 21, 2015: In what was a sad day for the Embassy, a reception was held in honor of Third Secretary Mr. Sayed Ali Asghar Amiri's end of mission to Japan. His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie provided a speech in front of attending Embassy staff, friends of the Embassy and Afghan Student Association Representatives and praised Mr. Amiri for his many valuable contributions to the Embassy and Afghan-Japan relations during the previous three years. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed his appreciation for Mr. Amiri's diligent efforts and warmly wished him the very best as he continues his career with MoFA Afghanistan.
On behalf of the Afghan Student Association, Dr. Azam presented Mr. Amiri with a bouquet of flowers after communicating his appreciation for Mr. Amiri's assistance toward Afghan students during his time as head of the Embassy's Admin and Culture sections.
Mr. Amiri spoke and expressed his appreciation for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie's valuable guidance and leadership, as well as gratitude for his colleagues and the people and nation of Japan for their work and cooperation with him in recent years. As symbolic of the appreciation for Mr. Amiri, both personally and professionally, gifts were given and fond farewells were expressed.