24/06/2013 Ambassador Fatimie meets with former JICA President Madame Ogata

June 24, 2013
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie met with former JICA President Madame Sadako Ogata

Last week, it was announced that the fifth phase of Afghanistan's Security Transition was set to begin. This is the final stage in the transition of full security to the Afghan people. With the security transition nearly complete, the Government of Afghanistan will redouble its efforts to empower Afghan women.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed his deep appreciation for the important role that Madame Ogata has played in JICA and her efforts to promote peace in Afghanistan. As such, she has earned tremendous respect within the Afghan community. The Ambassador discussed the many Afghan students who have been able to study in Japan through JICA's support. These students have gone on to do great things, including work in university education and high government office,

Madame Ogata expressed her gratutude to the Afghan people and government for their friendship and cooperation, and shared her warm feelings for the country. She reiterated that agriculture is crucial for Afghanistan's development, and recommended further industrialization.

24/06/2013 Ambassador Fatimie attends meeting with JICA President Tanaka

June 24, 2013
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie attended a meeting at the offices of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with JICA President Akihiko Tanaka.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed his appreciation, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, for JICA’s cooperation. Cooperation from the International Community and JICA’s contributions in health and education have been crucial for the development and the peace spreading in Afghanistan. The Ambassador expressed his hope that JICA will continue its cooperation in the future.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie believes that Afghanistan will consolidate its young democracy through this help of International Community and JICA’s cooperation.

President Tanaka made assurnaces, on behalf of JICA, that cooperation in development and the peace process in Afghanistan will continue.


14/06/2013 Ambassador Fatimie meets with Mr. Suda of NHK

June 14, 2013: Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie met with Mr. Masaki Suda of NHK, welcoming him warmly to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo. Mr. Basir Hamdard, Second Secretary and Consul; and Mr. Jason Pratt, Public Affairs Officer; were also in attendance.
Mr. Suda will soon begin serving as NHK’s bureau chief in charge of Afghanistan’s coverage. Ambassador Fatimie expressed gratitude for the attention that Afghanistan has been given by NHK. Ambassador Fatimie wished Mr. Suda the best of luck in his assignment and requested that he show the true beauty and peace-loving nature of the nation.


05/06/2013 Ambassador Fatimie attends Reception for Japanese Mayors hosted by H.E. Foreign Minister Kishida

June 5, 2013: 
Ambassador Dr. Sayed M. Amin Fatimie attended a reception for the Mayors of the Municipalities of Japan, hosted by H.E. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the Iikura House. The regularly organized reception allows for the international community and key Japanese figures to meet with the leaders and representatives of municipalities from throughout Japan.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was able to meet with the head of the Mayors’ Association, Hon. Mayor Tamio Morii of Nagaoka city. As the Ambassador prioritizes relations between with Japan’s prefectures and municipalities, he expressed, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, deepest gratitude for the warm reception that he has been given by local leaders and for the role of these esteemed leaders and their respective communities in Japan’s overall life-bettering support to development and peace in Afghanistan. 

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie had then the honor to greet a number of the Honorable Mayors in attendance, including, in alphabetical order of city names, Hon. Mayor Shigemitsu Hosoe of Gifu, Hon. Mayor Koji Nomura of Hagi, Hon. Mayor Eikoh Tsuya of Kitaakita, Hon. Mayor Hiroaki Yamamoto of Masuda, Hon. Mayor Tamio Mori of Nagaoka, Hon. Mayor Tomihisa Taue of Nagasaki, Hon. Mayor Tooru Umino of Naka, Hon. Mayor Isoo Sasako of Natori, Hon. Mayor Akinari Takehisa of Setouchi, Hon. Mayor Norihiko Kataoka of Tokoname, and Hon. Mayor Takeuchi Isao of Tottori. The Ambassador furthermore had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the cities of Chikuma, Hamada, Hiroshima, Hita, Kitakyushu, Moriyama, Niigata, Sakai, Shizuoka, and Takamatsu.

Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was also fortunate enough to meet with representatives of Japan's central government, including Hon. Representative Katsutoshi Kaneda and from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs H.E. Parliamentary Senior Vice-Ministers for Foreign Affairs Masaji Matsuyama (pictured above); H.E. Ambassador Sumio Kusaka (pictured below), Chief of Protocol; and Ms. Kanako Kobayashi of the Local Partnership Cooperation Division. To these friends, Ambassador Dr. Fatimie was able to renew the sincerest appreciation of the Afghan people and Government for the impact-generating, generous cooperation that Japan overall and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within has extended to Afghanistan.