Meeting with Mr. Masataka Nakahara from JICA
January 21, 2020: 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 Mr. Masataka Nakahara (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.
Thanks to the great efforts from JICA, Japan has been able to be one of the major contributors to the reconstruction of Afghanistan’s infrastructure and to the rehabilitation of the agriculture sector, education, infrastructure building, and many other sectors. 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 the ongoing Rice Expansion Project into 8 more Provinces of Afghanistan, further capacity building of farmers, water management in bringing Panjshir River to Kabul, assistance for the Afghan Cancer Foundation, as well as H.E. Dr. Mohabbat’s recent trip to Afghanistan.