Dr. Mohabbat Attends the Keidanren New Year Reception.
January 5, 2017: It was an honor and pleasure for Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Minister-Counsellor for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to attend the New Year Reception gala hosted by Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Present at the reception were more than one thousand guests including the top, uppermost ranked government officials, politicians, parliamentarians, diplomats with missions in Japan, and business men from large international corporations.
Opening remarks for the ceremony were given by the Chairman of Keidanren, Dr. Sadayuki Sakakibara. Also present to give remarks at the event was H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. All speakers spoke of the success of ‘Abenomics’ in helping to raise the economy, and increase profits, stating that for 2017 they would stay this course.
Dr. Mohabbat had the opportunity to meet and talk with H.E. PM Mr. Abe; H.E. Mr. Taro Aso, Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State Financial Services; H.E. Mr. Nobuteru Ishihara, Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization, Minister in charge of Total Reform of Social Security and Tax, and Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy; and with the Honorable Ms. Satsuki Katayama, Acting Chairrman for the Policy Research Council of the LDP and Member of the House of Councillors. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his thanks to all of them for Japan’s benevolent support to Afghanistan’s reconstruction and stabilization progress over the past fifteen years, as well as for the successful events of the Brussels Conference. H.E. Mr. Abe promised that Japan will continue to stand with Afghanistan and continue their support till after it is able to stand on its own.