2018.19.12 Meeting with Hon. Mr. Isao Iijima

Meeting with Hon. Mr. Isao Iijima


December 19, 2018: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat had the honor and the pleasure of meeting with the Honorable Mr. Isao Iijima, Special Advisor to the Cabinet of H.E. the Prime Minister of Japan and Senior Fellow of Keidanren, at his office in the Prime Minister’s secretariat in Tokyo.
Hon. Mr. Iijima offered a sincere and warm welcome to his longtime friend H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat upon greeting him. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked Hon. Mr. Iijima for making time in his schedule to meet and also for his kind words. Moreover, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat thanked Hon. Mr. Iijima, on behalf of people and Government of Afghanistan, for Japan’s steadfast and continuous support of Afghanistan over the years during its road to progress and democracy. In addition, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat asked for Hon. Mr. Iijima's kind assistance in continuing Japan’s support for Afghanistan in the future, especially in the realm of economics in the private sector as well as international trade. H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed his hope that Hon. Mr. Iijima would use his considerable influence as Senior Fellow of Keidanren, Japan's largest Association of economic federation, to encourage the Japanese private sector to further invest in Afghanistan, thus promoting advanced trade between Afghanistan and Japan. Hon. Mr. Iijima vowed that Japan would stand with Afghanistan and give further support towards economic development of the country. The two praised the strong friendship and relationship between their respective countries, Afghanistan and Japan, which they likened very much to their own personal friendship. Through the benevolent assistance of the noble nation of Japan and the great collaborative efforts of both country there have been many great strides in progress for Afghanistan.

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