Meeting With H.E. Ms. Tomoko Akane and Mr. Takayoshi Yamamoto
February 7, 2017: Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Charges d’Affaires a.i., and Mr. Basir Hamdard, First Secretary, had the pleasure to receive H.E. Ms. Tomoko Akane, Prosecutor for the Supreme Public Prosecutors Office of Japan, and Mr. Takayoshi Yamamoto, Private Secretary, for a meeting at the embassy.
Dr. Mohabbat was informed about H.E. Ms. Akane’s candidature for judge in the 2017 Elections of the Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and congratulated her on her achievement as a highly capable and respected expert in criminal justice in Japan and for her ceaseless work to promote international cooperation for the development of justice systems around the world. H.E. Ms. Akane in return thanked for the kind words, submitted her formal requests for support of her candidacy in the coming election for the judgeship of the International Criminal Court in New York, in December of this year. She also expressed her wish for continued legal and economic cooperation between Afghanistan and Japan. Dr. Mohabbat accepted her documents, promised to forward them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and thanked her for the tireless dedication and benevolence Japan has shown to Afghanistan over the years in its reconstruction process and developing peace, that without a doubt, maintaining this relationship is essential.