Lunch Meeting with H.E. Ambassador Mitsuji Suzuka of Japan.
December 17, 2019: It was an honor and pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to have a lunch meeting with H.E. Mr. Mitsuji Suzuka, Ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan, in Tokyo.
H.E. Dr. Bashir Mohabbat expressed his gratitude to H.E. Ambassador Mr. Suzuka for making time in his schedule to meet once again and share lunch together allowing themselves the opportunity to discuss important matters in the continuing development of bilateral relations between Japan’s Embassy in Kabul and Afghanistan’s Embassy in Tokyo. In return, H.E. Mr. Suzuka expressed appreciation for the opportunity to meet again and discuss topics of importance to both of their respective missions. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked H.E. Mr. Suzuka for the very longtime friendly relationship between Japan and Afghanistan and expressed sincere gratitude for the steadfast and benevolent support and assistance of the noble nation of Japan which has stood by Afghanistan throughout the rebuilding progression as it strives for further peace and prosperity in an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process.
In return, H.E. Mr. Suzuka thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his kind words, and assured him of Japan’s continued support of Afghanistan in its development. Most importantly, H.E. Mr. Suzuka thanked the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the outpouring of care and exemplary honored respect for the late Dr. Tetsu Nakamura as well as all of the efforts in conveying his body back to Japan; noting how moved the Japanese people were at the reverence shown Dr. Nakamura and his family including the great honor of having H.E. President Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani carry Dr. Nakamura's coffin. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat humbly thanked Japan and her people for fostering as wonderful a humanitarian as Hon. Dr. Nakamura who helped Afghanistan unfalteringly throughout his life. For the many works and noble benevolence of the great late Hon. Dr. Nakamura, All afghans would be eternally grateful.