Visit by Ms. Junko Katano of NHK.
September 18, 2018: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to receive a visit by Ms. Junko Katano from NHK’s culture center, at the embassy in Tokyo.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat warmly welcomed Ms. Katano into the Ambassador’s office for a meeting. Ms. Katano expressed her gratitude to H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for making the time in his schedule to receive her and for the warm welcome. In return, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked Ms. Katano for her kind words and expressed his sincere gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for the continuous benevolent support by the true friendly nation of Japan over the years. Further he thanked NHK for covering the news and culture stories of Afghanistan over the many years in its programs. Their meeting continued discussions on a proposed a joint-collaborative event between NHK and the embassy, tentatively planned next year.
Additionally, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his sincerest hopes for positive relations and collaborations between Afghanistan and the media in order to open the frame to include the great progress and positive strides that have been occurring, especially since the formation of the National Unity Government, in Afghanistan. In the very amicable environment, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Ms. Katano were able to discuss various topics that could potentially serve to help bridge the gap in understanding of Afghanistan’s culture to a Japanese audience.