June 13, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and pleasure of meeting with His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince at the Crown Prince’s palace in Tokyo for a special event.
Also in attendance was His Excellency Mr. Jacek Izydorczyk, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland; His Excellency Mr. Ruslan Esin, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus; His Excellency Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia; His Excellency Mr. Lui Tuck Yew, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore; and His Excellency Mr. Marián Tomáš, Ambassador of the Slovac Republic.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat sincerely thanked His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince for the invitation to the event and for his generous hospitality. In return, His Imperial Highness the Crown Princess thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his attendance and kind words. Further, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince regaled his memories as a child of the visit to Japan in 1969 by Their Majesties King Mohammad Zahir Shah and Queen Humaira of Afghanistan. He particularly had a fond recollection of Her Majesty Queen Humaira and her kindness towards him. His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince also remarked that he has often heard his parents, Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, often tell of their stories about Afghanistan and their trip their while on their trip. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat sincerely thanked His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince for sharing his recollections and assured him that the benevolent and noble nation of Japan, the Imperial Family, and the Japanese people have just a fond place in the heart of all Afghans.
While at the event, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat also had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with several of Their Excellencies the Ambassadors and discussing the friendly bilateral relations between their countries