Receiving a Courtesy Call by Hon. Dr. Akihiro Ohara, President of Meijo University.
January 9, 2020: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to receive a courtesy call by Hon. Dr. Akihiro Ohara, the new President of Meijo University - H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat's Alma Mater -, and Mr. Ikuya Yano, Deputy Chief Executive Administrator for Meijo University, at the Embassy in Tokyo.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat welcomed Hon. Dr. Ohara to the embassy, congratulated him on his new appointment as President, and on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, extended gratitude for the long support and assistance of the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan. Japan has stood with Afghanistan during the rebuilding process by helping to bring Afghanistan to its current progress & achievements through helping to develop the human capacity, which forever holds a place of appreciation and honor in the heart of Afghans. Furthermore, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat also expressed optimism for the relationship between Japan and Afghanistan becoming stronger through many avenues and asked for their support to increase the scholarship opportunities for Afghan students at Meijo University in order that Afghanistan’s future leaders may receive the cutting-edge, top quality education of the highest caliber such as he himself, as an Alumnus of Meijo, received when he was a student there, and thus to help continue the human capacity development of Afghanistan for maximizing progress. He again discussed with them establishing a "sister school program" between Meijo University and different universities in Afghanistan.
Hn. Dr. Ohara expressed his sincere intention to assure that Meijo University would accept Afghan applicants into their program, and believed that in doing so it would serve as a great assistance to increasing ties between Afghanistan and Japan as well as to continue the forward progress for Afghanistan. Moreover, he noted this commitment would foster the progress and advancement of Afghanistan’s society and well-being. All those present further discussed topics or pertinent interest.