December 26, 2016: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie had a pleasure of welcoming the former Japanese Ambassador to Afghanistan, H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Takahashi and Mrs. Takahashi to the lunch held at the Ambassador's Residence. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed, on behalf of the people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, sincere appreciation to H.E. Mr. Takahashi's leadership as an Ambassador to Afghanistan for the self-less, generous, sustainable and impact generating support to its reconstruction efforts, that all are meaningful and saving the precious lives of Afghans. In return, H.E. Ambassador Takahashi expressed his gratitude for H.E. Dr. Fatimie's invitation and the entire embassy's hospitality, and mentioned that during his tenure as Ambassador to Afghanistan, he had observed the great impact that Japan's assistance to Afghanistan has been coming into realization, namely the PEACE scholarship led by Japan International Cooperation Agency, as its graduates had come back from their studies in Japan and are putting their earned knowledge into actions at various governmental sectors. He also mentioned, as it had been also mentioned by H.E. Dr. Fatimie, not only between governments but also people like Dr. Tetsu Nakamura of Peshawar-kai (a.k.a. Peace Japan Medical Services) has been making a great impact on the reconstruction of Afghanistan. H.E. Mr. Takahashi added that although his tenure in Kabul has finished for now, currently an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, he would very much like to continue to assist Japan's diplomatic effort for Afghanistan.