2017.15.09 Hosted Luncheon Reception in Honor of PEACE Project and MEXT Scholarship Graduates.

Hosted Luncheon Reception in Honor of PEACE Project and MEXT Scholarship Graduates.

September 15, 2017: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the pleasure of hosting a lunch reception for scholarship graduates at the Embassyof the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s Rumi Balkhi Hall, in Tokyo. 57 graduates who had studied in Japan under JICA’s project called PEACE program, and 3 under the MEXT scholarship were honored for completing their diligent Master’s and Doctorate studies here in Japan. The reception was also attended by delegates from various Ministries, Commissions, and Authorities in Kabul.
Mr. Asif Agah, Second Secretary for the embassy, greeted the guests to the hall and facilitated the ceremonies. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat gave his opening remarks, welcoming and thanking those in attendance for coming to celebrate the incredible achievements of the honorary graduates of the PEACE program. Furthermore, he remarked that these Afghan students who have completed the PEACE program will now return to Afghanistan with invaluable knowledge that will help in the peaceful revitalization of Afghanistan.
Remarks were also given by Hon. Toshihiko Mizutani, Deputy Director for Country Assistance Planning Division III of the International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan; Hon. Mr. Daisuke Fukumori, Senior Deputy Director for South Asia Division 2 of the South Asia Department of JICA; and Mr. Touryalai Ghiyasi, Director General of Cultural Relations Department of MOFA Afghanistan. All of whom applauded the achievement of the Afghan scholars and the strong relations between Afghanistan and Japan for the success of these programs.
Mr. Aminullah Sabawon, PhD Graduate Student from Waseda University and former President of the Afghan Students Union in Japan, gave a heartfelt speech thanking the coordination between the people and Governments of Afghanistan for helping to develop the human capacity and creating a further peaceful future for Afghanistan. Mr. Sadequllah Ahmadi, a graduate student from Ibaraki University presented his research which focused on increasing productivity in chicken farming.
Following the speeches, Afghan dishes prepared by the Embassy in honor of this special day, were served for all to enjoy. And for their achievements, certificate of completion were given to all graduates from the embassy and JICA respectively. To commemorate the event, a group photo was taken. To those graduates, we wish you the best of successes upon your return.

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