2017.17.02 Receiving Students Visiting From Kudan Middle School

Receiving Students Visiting From Kudan Middle School

February 17, 2017: The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo welcomed 10 visitors from Kudan Secondary School in Chiyoda-ku for a presentation and tour of the embassy. The visitors were given an informative and entertaining presentation about Afghanistan by Mr. Ashraf Baburi, Administrative & Accounting Affairs Officer for the Embassy. After the presentation the students had a question & answer period with Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Minister-Councillor, who answered all of their questions about Afghanistan, the history of the country, relations between the two nations, and the differences and similarities between the two cultures, Japan and Afghanistan.
Following the question and answer period, Mr. Baburi and Ms. Allyson Diaz, Public Relations Officer, gave the students a tour of the embassy. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie welcomed the students into his office and gave them some remarks which were translated by Dr. Mohabbat. He spoke of the great admiration and respect Afghans have for Japan and the Japanese people. He impressed upon them that although the two countries are separated by many kilometers, they are very close with regard to similarities of culture, love for peace, and goodness of heart. H.E. Dr. Fatimie thanked them for coming to visit the embassy and encouraged them to be the next great leaders of their country and to help not only strengthen the friendly ties between Afghanistan and Japan but to also strive for furthering peace.
Following the visit with H.E. Dr. Fatimie, the students were guided up the final stop of their tour of the embassy, the view of the local area from the roof. As they finished up the tour and left, the students expressed their thanks for their experience at the embassy, Mr. Baburi’s presentation, Dr. Mohabbat’s time and answers, and H.E. Dr. Fatimie’s kind hospitality.
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