As the Non-Resident Ambassador to the Philippines, it was a great honor for His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie to participate in the National Day Reception of the Philippines and passed on his congratulations to His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Manuel M. Lopez, diplomatic staff and to the people of the Philippines. In return, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Lopez communicated his wish for increased peace and security in Afghanistan.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie used the opportunity to meet with senior Government officials such as with the Chairman of the Committee on Audit for the House of Councillors in the National Diet of Japan and Chairman of the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship group The Honorable Mr. Kenji Kosaka. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed his appreciation, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to The Hon. Mr. Kosaska for Japan's invaluable assistance to the people of Afghanistan. The Hon. Mr. Kosaka expressed that Japan would continue to actively support Afghanistan and that peace in the country is not only important for Afghanistan but also for the region and for the world.
In order to extend Afghanistan's profile within Japan's private sector and other fields, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie also held discussions with the CEO of APA Group Mr. Toshio Motoya; the COO of APA Hotels and Resorts Ms. Fumiko Motoya; President of Min-on Concert Association Mr. Hiroyasu Kobayashi; the Manager of the Public Relations Department in the Business Affairs Division of Min-on Mr. Toshiaki Matsuo; the Representative Director and Vice Chairman of Nissan Motor Corporation Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga; President Ceremony Corporation's Mr. Tsukasa Shiga; and Editor in Chief of Asia Press Mr. Chang Nam Kim.