IInterview Meeting with SEKAI Magazine’s Ms. Oyama about the late Hon. Dr. Nakamura.


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February 17, 2020: It was a pleasure for H.E. Ambassador Dr. Bashir Mohabbat to have an interview meeting for later publication in SEKAI Magazine about the life and legacy of the late Hon. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Mohabbat’s personal relationship with him, in his office at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tokyo.

Sekai Magazine, founded in 1945, is a Japanese monthly political magazine published by Iwanami Shoten,. The magazine's founding principles were "peace and social justice, freedom and equality, and harmony and solidarity with the peoples of East Asia."

H.E. Dr. Mohabbat extended his warmest welcome and appreciation to Interviewer Ms. Misako Oyama for arranging to meet and for her kind visit to the embassy, as well as the magazine’s interest in hallmarking the life and numerous profound philanthropic personal achievements of the late Hon. Dr. Tetsu Nakamura. In return, Ms. Oyama each expressed her thanks to H.E. Dr. Mohabbat for his kind words and for making time in his schedule to meet and sharing his view on the legacy of Hon. Dr. Nakamura.

Further, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat expressed appreciation on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the arrangement of this unique meeting. Moreover, he reiterated sincerest and most heartfelt thanks on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Nakamura family, Peshawar-kai, Peace Japan Medical Services (PMS), as well as the people and Government of Japan for their benevolent assistance, tireless support, and interest in establishing peace and prosperity in Afghanistan. The Afghan people would be forever grateful and hold a treasured place in their hearts for their beloved “Kaka Murad” –the nickname they had for the late Hon. Dr. Nakamura. In the very amicable environment, H.E. Dr. Mohabbat and Ms. Oyama were able to discuss their wishes for positive relations and collaborations between Afghanistan, Japan, and the media well into the future, as well as various other topics that could potentially serve to help bridge the gap in understanding of Afghanistan’s culture to a Japanese audience.