Meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Ghani of Afghanistan
On October 23, commencing at 1:45 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a Summit Meeting with H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, who is visiting Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows. The meeting was also attended by Mr. NISHIMURA Akihiro, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, and others from the Japanese side, and by H.E. Dr. Bashir Mohabbat, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Japan, and others from the Afghan side.
1. Prime Minister Abe welcomed President Ghani’s visit to Japan, and expressed his appreciation for the President’s attendance at the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, and extended his congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the independence of Afghanistan this year. President Ghani responded that he was honored to attend the Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor and expressed gratitude for the welcome he received.
2. Prime Minister Abe expressed resolute condemnation of the continued terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, and stated that Japan will continue to cooperate toward the peace and stability of Afghanistan in coordination with the international community. Prime Minister Abe requested understanding and cooperation towards the early resolution of the abductions issue. In response, President Ghani expressed his support for Japan’s position. Lastly, the two sides also shared the view on continuing to work together for strengthening the bilateral relationship.