Reception on the Occasion of the Visit to Japan by H.E. Mr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. the President, Hon. Mr. Aziz Ahmad Gulistani, Deputy Minister of Urban Development & Land, and other Afghan Delegation Members Under JICA and the IMF.


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February 13, 2020: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to host a dinner reception in honor of the Visit to Japan by H.E. Mr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Hon. Mr. Aziz Ahmad Gulistani, Deputy Minister of Urban Development & Land, and other Afghan Delegation Members from various sectors of education under JICA and the IMF, at the embassy’s Rumi Balkhi Hall. All of the Diplomats and staff were present to receive the honored guests for the evening’s festivities.


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Over 30 guests from JICA, MOFA Japan, IMF, and the Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Urban Development & Land, were welcomed to the Embassy for the event. The evening’s Emcee Mr. Nasrullah Rozbeh, Second Secretary, welcomed each speaker to give their remarks. H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat first began by thanking the people and Government of the noble nation of Japan for their most benevolent and gracious support over the years in the redevelopment of Afghanistan. Further in his speech he highlighted the wonderful works of international solidarity Japan’s governmental agencies such as JICA and international ones such as IMF for aiding in the development of humanity to its highest level possible towards universal and lasting peace.”


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This was followed by remarks from H.E. Mr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi, Acting Minister of Finance and Chief Advisor on Infrastructure to H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, who spoke on the significance of the long relations between Afghanistan and Japan, especially as Afghanistan and the government continue to find ways to enhance the development process in sustainable ways. This was followed by remarks from Hon. Mr. Aziz Ahmad Gulistani, Deputy Minister of Urban Development & Land who noted that Japan’s infrastructural development and mega cities were an inspiration for Afghanistan to expand and develop in the future.


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Following all of the remarks, guests were invited to dine on traditional Afghan cuisine which was prepared by the Embassy in honor of the visit by the delegation guests.

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