Mr. Hamdard welcomes 2020 Olympic & Paralympics’ Games Committee at the Embassy


June 22, 2018: First Secretary and Head of the Political Affairs of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mr. Basir Hamdard had the pleasure of welcoming the Cabinet Secretariats to the Headquarters for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics’ Games consisting of Mr. Yoichi Arai (Director), Ms. Chieko Ito (Assistant Director), and Mr. Ryosuke Ando (Assistant Director) at the Embassy of Afghanistan. Also in attendance was His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss matters concerning the current options and available prefectural locations that could potentially host Afghanistan during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics’ Games. Also, substantial information was exchanged about the details of all the sports that Afghanistan currently and could compete in during Olympic and Paralympics’ period. In accordance with H.E. Dr. Mohabbat, Mr. Hamdard emphasized the importance and significance of this upcoming international event and the positive impact that it continues to reflect upon Afghanistan. Further, they expressed great joy in knowing that Afghanistan has another opportunity to both represent their progression and profound perseverance.

Mr. Arai, Ms. Ito, and Mr. Ando all thanked H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Mr. Hamdard for arranging this important meeting and for making time in their schedule. In return, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Mr. Hamdard thanked the Cabinet Secretariats for their continued effort in ensuring that Afghanistan is represented in Japan. Further, they expressed their wholehearted thanks and appreciation for the people and Government of Japan for their continuous and benevolent assistance to Afghanistan.