Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The Press Office of Prime Minister has published a news release saying that Maulavi Abdul Salam Hanafi, the Administrative Deputy of the Directorate of Ministers, met with Takashi Okada, the former ambassador, and Takayoshi Kuramaya, the new ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan.
The administrative deputy of the Prime Minister's Office expressed his gratitude for the valuable services of Takashi Okada during his mission and the assistance of the government and people of that country to Afghanistan, and said that Japan has always wanted peace and stability in Afghanistan and has stood by our people.
Maulavi Abdul Salam Hanafi, pointing out that the people of Afghanistan always want good relations with Japan, said that the Islamic Emirate wants good relations with neighboring countries and all countries of the world.
He added that national security has been ensured in the country and the Islamic Emirate will not allow anyone to use Afghanistan's soil against the security of other countries.
He added that with the rule of the Islamic Emirate, the cultivation, smuggling, production and use of narcotic drugs have been prevented and global security has been ensured, which has its positive effects on the world.
However, Takashi Okada expressed his condolences and sympathies for the casualties and damage caused by the recent earthquake in Herat and the explosion in the Imam Zaman (AS) mosque in Baghlan and said that our aid has been sent to the earthquake victims through the Red Cross.
He added that we have had discussions and efforts to bring the Islamic Emirate closer to the international community, and we remain with the people of Afghanistan and our assistance will continue.
In this meeting, the new ambassador of Japan to Afghanistan, Takeyoshi Kurmaya, also spoke and said that our goal is only to help the people of Afghanistan and we want to work with the Islamic Emirate to achieve this goal.