Hosted Luncheon Reception in Honor of Martyrs’ Week.
September 10, 2018: It was an honor for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to host the Martyrs Week Reception at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo. Also in attendance were the Hon. Mr. Ghayoom Solaimani, Director General of the Human Resources Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Kabul, Afghanistan; s well as all of the diplomats and staff of the embassy who greeted the distinguished guests and Afghan citizens in Japan for the event.
Following readings from the holy Quran in honor of the austere occasion, an opening statement was given by Second Secretary Mr. Asif Agah welcoming all in attendance. In his opening remarks, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat extended his welcome and discussed the significance of the occasion. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat impressed upon all present that for many years, and even leading up to today, so many precious lives have been sacrificed in the struggle to secure peace throughout Afghanistan due to heinous acts of terror. For all those souls who have paid the ultimate price, and for those who may continue to do so till a lasting peace is achieved, we pay honor and commemorate them on this occasion. A few of the guests present also spoke on the meaning of the profoundness of Martyrs Week and offered up prayers.
After all had spoken, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat invited the guests to partake in the Afghan dishes prepared by the Embassy which were served for all to enjoy.