Condolence Book Opened for the Victims of Terrorist Attacks in Kabul, Kandahar, and Helmand.
January 17-18, 2017: A condolence book was opened at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to honor the lives lost in the horrific terrorist attacks in Kandahar which took the lives of twelve people including two Afghan Parliamentary members, the Vice Governor of the province, two officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, as well as five senior, distinguished diplomats from our close brother and friendly country of the United Arab Emirates; in Kabul which took thirty eight lives of many innocent civilians; as well as in Helmand where other precious lives were lost.
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan issued two days of public mourning. Therefore the condolence book signing took place at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Charge d’Affaires a.i., Mr. Ahmad Ghafoori, First Secretary ; Mr. Basir Hamdard, First Secretary; Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary; and Mr. Abdulzaman Akbari Third Secretary were in attendance to receive the many honorable persons on this occasion, expressing sincerest gratitude, on behalf of the people and the Government, for their respective condolences.
Signatories included H.E. Mr. Tsukasa Uemura, Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau of MOFA Japan; Hon. Mr. Masaru Harada, Senior Protocol Coordinator for the Protocol Office of MOFA Japan; several T.E. the Ambassadors and heads of missions and diplomats with missions in Japan.