At Russia Day celebrations at the Embassy of Russia, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and Ambassadress Fatimie met with the Ambassador of Russia, His Excellency Mr. Evgeny Vladimirovich Afanasiev, and congratulated him and the diplomats in attendance for the successful hosting of the event. Importantly for Afghan-Japan relations, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie conversed with the former Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, and expressed his heartfelt gratitude to him for his tremendous support for Afghanistan during his time as Prime Minister. Former Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Fukuda communicated that Afghanistan's continued development was important and that Japan would continue to support such efforts.
The Director General of the International Department of the Democratic Party of Japan The Honorable Mr. Yukihisa Fujita was also in attendance and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie used the opportunity to express his unreserved appreciation for Japan's five-billion USD pledge to Afghanistan when the DPJ was in Government. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie invited The Hon. Mr. Fujita to return to Afghanistan for a third time in order to view for himself the incredible difference the tax payers of Japan are having in the lives of Afghans across the country. The Hon. Mr. Fujita assured H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie that Japan would continue to assist Afghanistan.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also met with a number of esteemed guests, such as with Director-General of the International Department of the Japan Innovation Party The Honorable Mr. Takatane Kiuchi; Ambassador of Palestine His Excellency Mr. Waleed Siam; JGC Corporation's General Manager of Europe/CIS Sales Department, Principal Corporate Adviser, and Global Marketing Division member Mr. Motoichi Kato, Mr. K. Takeuchi and Mr. Baasan Purevdorj respectively; Japan Arts Corporation President Mr. Eikazu Ouchi and Chief Manager Ms. Momoko Serizawa; and issues of mutual interest were discussed.