25/03/2015 H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Accompanies H.E. Minister Mr. Durrani to Tokyo University of Agriculture

March 25, 2015: It was a great honor for His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie to accompany Afghanistan's Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development His Excellency Mr. Nasir Ahmad Durrani and His Senior Adviser Mr. Ahmad Tamim Asey and Third Secretary Mr. Sayed Ali Asghar Amiri to the Tokyo University of Agriculture. Their Excellencies were warmly welcomed by the university's President Dr. Katsumi Takano and Vice-President Dr. Kaiko Natsuaki, JICA's Deputy Director South Asia Division 2 Ms. Rumiko Nomura, along with the university's Deputy Director, Chief Officer for International Programs and Professors, Dr. Yoichi Sakata, Dr. Shin-ichi Iwai, and Professor Fumio Watanabe respectively.

H.E. Minister Mr. Durrani addressed the 12 Afghan students in attendance and encouraged them to continue studying hard for the betterment of Afghanistan. President Dr. Takano pledged to increase the number of Afghan students accepted on scholarships which will act to directly facilitate self-reliant development not only for Afghanistan but also for the region. Their Excellencies Minister Mr. Durrani and Ambassador Dr. Fatimie expressed, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, their deep appreciation for the efforts of Tokyo University of Agriculture in facilitating such an outcome.

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