21/01/2015 H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Attends Tokyo Metropolitan Government Reception

January 21, 2015: In what was an evening of productive strengthening of relations between Afghanistan and Japan, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie partook in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s ‘Explore Tokyo’ reception. The Governor of Tokyo, the Honorable Yoichi Masuzoe, delivered a sublime speech in English, French and in Japanese. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie congratulated the Honorable Governor Masuzoe on hosting a highly successful event and conversed with the Honorable Governor who showed great interest in Afghanistan and who was very pleased with the country’s progress. Special Advisor to the Governor on International Affairs, the Honorable Mr. Akio Miyajima, was also eager to discuss the latest developments in the country and assured Japan’s continued support for the people of Afghanistan.

The evening presented additional opportunities to further enhance relations between Afghanistan and Japan through meetings with other prominent figures in the Tokyo Metropolitan Government including with Director General of the Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs Mr. Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Director General of the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs Mr. Takashi Yamamoto, Senior Director of the International Affairs Division Mr. Hideki Yokoyama, and the Assistant to the Governor and Deputy Director General Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs Mr. Yuji Fujita.

Many distinguished guests were present including Ambassadors from all continents of the globe that H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie enjoyed mingling with including Australian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Bruce James Ross Miller, Swiss Ambassador H.E. Mr. Urs Bucher, and Ambassador of Portugal H.E. Mr. Francisco Xavier Esteves. Intriguing discussions were also held with the Director General and Associate Director Mr. Makato Takeuchi and Hiroki Ogasawara respectively of the Edo-Tokyo Museum.

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