2018.06.12 Visit to Lay Wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Museum and Speaker at the UNITAR Joint-Programs Reception

Visit to Lay Wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Museum and Speaker at the UNITAR Joint-Programs Reception.


December 6, 2018: H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat honor of visiting the Hiroshima Peace Museum and its Memorial Cenotaph, in Hiroshima Prefecture.


While at the Memorial Cenotaph, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat honorable laid a wreath in honor of all those who had lost their lives. Following this somber tribute, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the honor of meeting with Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, Chairperson of Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation. On behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat extended his sincerest appreciation for the steadfast and benevolent support of the noble and friendly people of Japan to Afghanistan over the years as it has struggled to bring about peace for its people. Further he wished that tragedies which Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered would be turned to serve as inspiration for the world to finally seek an enduring and strong peace.

Mr. Yasuyoshi KOMIZO

Following the visit to the Hiroshima Peace Culture Centre, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of attending the UNITAR Joint-Reception of Afghan and Iraqi Women’s Empowerment Program Recipients hosted by the UNITAR Hiroshima Office at the Mielparque Hotel in Hiroshima. Participants in the concurrent Women’s Empowerment programs of Afghanistan and Iraq were brought together to discuss the events, lessons, and highlights of their respective times in Japan.

Opening remarks were given by Hon. Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto, Director of the UNITAR Hiroshima Office. Following this, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat gave his remarks speaking on the significance of empowering women, supporting the building of their confidence, in order to reach sustainable development and have women rightfully and equally participate in the peace making process. While at the event, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat had the pleasure of meeting with each woman and encouraging them to continue the remarkable development work they have done in Japan.

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