25/04/2012 Ambassador Fatimie welcomes to the Embassy Hon. Representative Moriyama

April 25, 2012: 

Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the staff of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo extended a warm welcome to Hon. Representative Hiroyuki Moriyama, a member of several important parliamentary committees.

Honored by the visit of this esteemed guest, Ambassador Fatimie firstly expressed sincerest gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of Afghanistan, to Hon. Representative Moriyama for Japan’s selfless and impact generating support, and the House of Representatives’ key role within, to Afghanistan’s peace and development. Ambassador Fatimie further mentioned that Osaka prefectures citizens have been true allies in the further strengthening of Afghan-Japanese relations.

In turn, the Hon. Representative kindly reassured that the support of Japan will continue. Echoing the Ambassador’s sentiment of the closeness between the people of the nations, Hon. Representative Moriyama called Afghans friends of the Japanese, and invited Ambassador Fatimie to visit Osaka prefecture and his constituency, Sakai, in May.


19/04/2012 Ambassador Fatimie attends event hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the Imperial Gardens

April 19, 2012: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie attended an event hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the Imperial Gardens. The event brought together the diplomatic community in Japan and key Japanese figures to further deepen ties with Their Majesties and the host nation.
On this most special and important of occasions, Ambassador Fatimie had the honor of expressing deepest gratitude to Their Majesties the Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, and members of the Imperial Family for Their generous and noble support to Afghanistan’s peace and development; and for further, as esteemed embodiments of the Japanese nation and people’s will, graciously ever enhancing the ties between the nations.
Ambassador Fatimie was also able to interact with and express further the sincerest appreciation of the Afghan people and government to a number of key people, including H.E. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Hon. Councillor Naoto Kan, H.E. Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yukio Edano, and H.E. Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba (pictured below). In addition to the warm greetings exchanges with these figures, Ambassador Fatimie’s talks with H.E. Minister Gemba were particularly fruitful.


18/04/2012 Ambassador Fatimie offers encouragement and prayers in H.M. the Emperor’s recovery, receives letter of appreciation from Imperial Household Agency

April 18, 2012: Following H.E. the Emperor’s recent successful medical procedure and the inspiring start of rehabilitation, Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie extended his prayers and sent to H.M., through the Imperial Household Agency, a letter wishing a speedy recovery. Holding great respect for H.M. and for the power to inspire the noble Japanese people that H.M. possesses, the recovery is of utmost interest to Ambassador Fatimie.

The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of H.M. the Emperor, generously sent a reply, which can be read by clicking the photo above.


13/04/2012 Ambassador Fatimie attends reception on the occasion of the visit of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain featuring presentation by H.E. Minister Fakhro and H.E. Vice Minister Hamada of Japan

April 13, 2012: 
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie attended a reception on the occasion of the visit of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain at the Imperial Hotel, following the dignified a dignified reception in honor of His Majesty as well the previous night. The reception of the 13th allowed for the opportunity to listen to speeches by H.E. Dr. Hassan Abdulla Fakhro (pictured above), Minister of Trade and Economy for the Kingdom, and H.E. Dr. Kazuyuki Hamada, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Fatimie praised both speeches as informative and enlightening.

Taking the opportunity to again thank the representatives of both esteemed organizing nations, the Kingdom of Bahrain and Japan, Ambassador Fatimie expressed that the successes that have been happening in Afghanistan are borne from the cooperating extended by the international community, citing both of the respective nations as generous and effective supporters of comprehensive development and peace initiatives. Furthermore, the Ambassador expressed pleasure that these two positive forces in the world were further deepening relations.

Among the numerous excellent attendees, Ambassador Fatimie was able to meet with H.E. Ambassador John Roos (pictured below) of the Embassy of the United States of America; sharing a positive discussion on matters of mutual interest and expressing deepest gratitude for the United State’s unwavering support as an invaluable ally of the Afghan people and Government. Additionally, Ambassador Fatimie was able to meet with members of the Japan-Bahrain Parliamentary Friendship League; Ms. Annette Note, Minister-Councilor and Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; Hon. Mr. Yukio Takahashi and Hon. Kazumi Uehara of Atami’s City Council; amd President Abdulrahman Jawahery of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.; among other important guests.


10/04/2012 Ambassador Fatimie, Embassy host a reception in honor of the exemplary service of Madame Sadako Ogata

April 10, 2012: 
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and the staff of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo hosted a lunch reception to honor the exemplary service of Madame Sadako Ogata (pictured below, top photo). Madame Ogata is retired as President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and was well known and highly regarded around the world as a champion of development, empowerment, and peace in a comprehensive number of nations.

The event brought together more than 100 distinguished supporters and well-wishers from such areas as the Japanese Government, the diplomatic community in Japan, NGOs, and private sector leaders. Expressing their unique views and forms of respect for Madame Ogata, speakers included Ambassador Fatimie, H.E. Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Kazuyuki Hamada (pictured below, middle photo), and Madame Ogata’s successor, Mr. Akihiko Tanaka (pictured below, bottom photo). To read the Ambassador’s speech, click here. Madame Ogata also spoke to the assembled, sharing reflections of her career in JICA, the encouraging progress she witnessed in Afghanistan, and motivating others to work towards the shared dream of world peace and prosperity. Following the speeches, Ambassador Fatime presented Madame Ogata with a certificate of appreciation and a lapis vase; representing the Afghan community in Japan, Mr. Haji Hussein, Ms. Eto, and Ms. Sultani presented flowers; and Mr. Kohi Amin presented a gift of Afghan artistry.

Among the many key guests attending Madame Ogata’s honorary reception were Hon, former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (pictured below, top photo), Hon. Mr. Naoto Sakaguchi, Hon. Ms. Mieko Nakabayashi, Hon. Mr. Haranobu Yonenaga, Hon. Ms. Hiroko Oizumi, Hon. Mr. Hirotaka Matsuoka, Hon. Mr. Hiroyuki Moriyama, and Hon. Mr. Hiroshi Hamamoto.