Receiving Delegation of Dignitaries from Kabul at Embassy.
February 9, 2017: Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Charges d’Affaires a.i.; and all the diplomats of the embassy were in attendance to welcome to the embassy the delegation of dignitaries from Kabul: Mr. Ahmad Ramin Sadiq, Advisor to Hon. Mr. Abdullah J. Habibzai, acting Mayor of Kabul Municipality; Mr. Atiqullah Hamidi, Deputy Director of City Planning and Implementation Department; Mr. Saiffalrahman Rahimi, Member of the Land and Readjustment Department of Kabul Municipality; and Mr. Rabiullah Mayar, Administrative Officer for Coordination and Logistics Support for JICA International Cooperation Agency’s City Planning and Implementation Department of their Afghanistan Office.
The delegation have been in Japan since January 9, 2017 to study under a program hosted by JICA to host trainings focused on the following: land use zoning, building control mechanism, district plans, development plans, participatory approach, urban renewal/redevelopment, consensus building process and implementation, lead readjustment methodologies and planning process, land readjustment, and more. All present expressed their sincerest gratitude to Japan and JICA for this latest initiative in a legacy of cooperation that has bettered lives, spurred development, and helped in the spread of peace. They further discussed the important role JICA has contributed, via their their ceaseless efforts with programs like this, in proactively spreading peace and prosperity in Afghanistan.