Meeting with President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS).
December 24, 2019: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to meet with Hon. Dr. Akihiko Tanaka, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), at the GRIPS campus in Tokyo. Also in attendance was Mr. Najibullah Safi, Counselor and DCM for the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat extended is appreciation to Hon. Dr. Akihiko Tanaka for making time in his schedule to meet. In return, Hon. Dr. Tanaka thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his sincere words and for making time in his schedule to meet.
Further, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his hopes that GRIPS would endeavor to consider increasing scholarship opportunities for Afghan students at their institution in order to help continue the human capacity development of Afghanistan for maximizing progress. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat also took the opportunity to express his gratitude on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the steadfast, benevolent support by the people and Government of Japan in helping Afghanistan during the process of rebuilding and actualization of peace over the years. Hon. Dr. Tanaka assured H.E. Dr. Mohabbat that he would see to it that any well-qualified Afghan applicants to GRIPS would receive a top-notch education at their institution and that the Ph.D. and Master's programs at GRIPS have highly competitive entrances but that hopefully in the future there might be a way to secure more scholarship opportunities for Afghan students. Additionally, he expressed his hopes for building stronger and more profound relations between Afghanistan and the international community so that together they could assure the cooperative and all-inclusive route to regional, and thus global, peace.