16/09/2015 H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Attends UNITAR Reception for Welcoming Afghan Women's National Football Team visiting Hiroshima
September 16, 2015:
His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie visited Hiroshima to attend the reception welcoming Afghanistan women’s national football team hosted by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
The reception was truly meaningful to the people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The team inspires and gives hope to the empowerment of women in Afghanistan, due to little choices women had in their life until not so long ago. In the speech, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed his deepest gratitude towards Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto, Director of UNITAR Hiroshima Office for organizing and inviting the team to Hiroshima, and for hosting the momentous reception. H.E. Dr. Fatimie also met and expressed his sincere appreciation to H.E. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, the Governor of Hiroshima prefecture; Mr. Kuniya Daini, Chairman of Japan Football Association; and Mr. Aritatsu Ogi, Chairman of Hiroshima Football Association, for their presence at the reception as well as for the invaluable support they have been providing to Afghanistan.
At the reception, H.E. Dr. Fatimie also had a pleasure to meet distinguished guests from Hiroshima, Mr. Kenji Hataishi, Mr. Naoyuki Ogata, Mr. Koji Nakahara, Mr. Icchoku Sato, and Mr. Yasumitsu Shimohara of Prefectural Assembly; Mr. Ryuji Ishibashi of Hiroshima City Assembly; Mr. Hidekazu Orita, President of Sanfrecce Hiroshima Football Club; Mr. Kazuhiro Matsuda, Managing Director/Acting Owner, and Mr. Makoto Nobira, Executive of Hiroshima Toyo Carp Co., LTD; Mr. Shingo Senda, Executive of Chogoku (RCC) Broadcasting Co., LTD; Mr. Jun’ichiro Watanabe, Vice President/Producer of FA-CLUB; and Ms. Ayako Nakano, interpreter from JICA. (listed alphabetically in each category)
The team is scheduled to have a friendly “peace match” against Ange Violet Hiroshima on Sunday, September 20th at Edion Stadium Hiroshima. (Match detail: http://angeviolet.com/archives/945)