Meeting with Mr. Masataka Nakahara.
November 12, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to meet with Mr. Masataka Nakahara, Visiting Senior Advising Expert and Project Leader on Afghanistan for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Project Leader for Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening Project (CDIS) for the JICA-Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock (MAIL) Support Office in Afghanistan as well as the Project for Rice-based Agriculture Development in Afghanistan (RIPA), who is a longtime personal friend of H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat, as well as a longtime friend of the people of Afghanistan, at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Japan. Also in attendance was Mr. Najibullah Safi, Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat once again warmly welcomed Mr. Nakahara to the Embassy stating how much he always appreciated his visits. In return, Mr. Nakahara expressed his deepest gratitude to H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for always finding time in his busy schedule to meet with him and, at this time, gave H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Mr. Safi a briefing of his most recent trip to Afghanistan, mentioning that the project would be expanding itself into an additional 7 of the eastern provinces of Afghanistan. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed heartfelt thanks for Japan, and most notably JICA’s contribution to developing education, health, and agriculture both rurally and in urban areas in Afghanistan which will enable it to be self-sufficient in rice production in the years to come. Mr. Nakahara assured that he and his team will continue to cooperate for constant gains in those fields, especially in agriculture.