20/04/2013 Ambassador Fatimie attends H.E. Prime Minister Abe-hosted cherry blossom party

April 20, 2013: 
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie had the distinct honor of attending a cherry blossom party hosted by H.E. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Shinjuku Gardens.

With the Japanese tradition of cherry blossoms symbolizing the start of things new paralleling the spring start of the Afghan New Year, the event was very symbolic as a start of another year of ever-increasingly friendly Afghan-Japanese relations.

The event brought together Their Excellencies the heads of the diplomatic missions in Japan and a number of other key dignitaries. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie had the pleasure of interacting with a number of fellow attendees.


18/04/2013 Ambassador Fatimie, Ambassadress attend event hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at Akasaka Imperial Gardens

April 18, 2013: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie and Ambassadress Fatimie had the honor to attend an annual function hosted by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress at the Akasaka Imperial Gardens. This event serves to allow the diplomatic community in Japan and Japanese dignitaries to strengthen further relations with Their Majesties.
Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and the Ambassadress took this most special of opportunities to convey to Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, heartfelt gratitude for Their most noble, effect-generating support to Afghanistan’s peace and development. Ambassador Fatimie has the utmost respect for Their Majesties, both for personal accomplishments and for embodying the noble spirit of the Japanese people, and is therefore humbled by the friendship that Their Majesties have extended to Afghanistan.
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. Mr. Akira Amari, Minister of Economic Revitalization and the holder of many key government portfolios; Hon. Representative Kawamura Takeo; H.E. Ambassador Christian Masset of France; H.E. Ambassador Tom D. Kijiner of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; and H.E. Ambassador Doan Xuan Hung of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; among other important and laudable guests.

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16/04/2013 Ambassador Fatimie welcomes Director General Nakahara, Chief Representative Takashima, and Mr. Shimada of JICA to the Embassy

April 16, 2013: 

Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie extended a warm welcome to long-time friends from JICA, Director General Masataka Nakahara and Haruyuki Shimada of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA’s) Southeast Asia Department, as well as Hiroaki Takashima, Chief Representative of JICA's office in Afghanistan who is currently visiting Japan. Mr S. Ali Asghar Amiri, Third Secretary, was also present at the meeting.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimi expressed deepest gratitude, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for JICA's support, development and significant work carried out in Afghanistan.

Mr Takashima Hiroaki briefly discussed the latest initiatives and corporation JICA are currently working on in Afghanistan in support of the further spread of peace and development.