Meeting with outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Keiichi Hara; and incoming DCM Mr. Yoshiaki Takahashi, of the Embassy of Japan in Kabul.
June 26, 2019: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor of meeting again with Mr. Keiichi Hara, outgoing Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Japan in Kabul; and Mr. Yoshiaki Takahashi, incoming Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Japan in Kabul, at the embassy here in Tokyo.
Mr. Hara thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for making time in his schedule to meet and expressed his sincere thanks for the warm welcome each time he visits. In return H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked him for his kind words and expressed his appreciation for Mr. Hara’s time for meeting again. Moreover, Mr. Hara thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and all the diplomats and official of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Afghanistan for their support and assistance throughout his tenure as DCM. Additionally, he expressed his wishes for a smooth transition and continuation of the warm bilateral cooperation under the tenure of Mr. Takahashi.
On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat, extended his gratitude for the service of Mr. Hara over the years, wished him the best in all his future endeavors, and thanked him for the long support and assistance of the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan which has stood with Afghanistan during the rebuilding process, and like others from the international community, striving to help bring further peace and security to Afghanistan. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat assured Messrs. Hara and Takahashi that close and friendly relations they have enjoyed over the years will continue on under Mr. Takahashi. Mr. Takahashi along with H.E. Dr. Mohabbat share the optimism for the relationship between Japan and Afghanistan growing ever more so. They further discussed topics of mutual interest.