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“Common culture unites Japan & Afghanistan,” President Ghani

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on his visit to Japan participated and delivered speech at NITTAIDAI Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo the other day.
Speaking to students and lecturers of the university, diplomats and a number of officials of the government of Japan, President Ghani said he was honored to attend the ceremony of enthronement of Japan’s new emperor and wished Japan live in the new era for thousands years in peace and prosperity.
The country’s President also expressed his deep sorrow to the victims of recent typhoon in Japan, saying that their common cultural bonds united them in joy and sorrow.
“Our common and cultural bonds unite us in both joy and sorrow, but may joy prevail over sorrow,” President Ghani added.
President Ghani expressed thanks to the leadership of the respective university for providing the opportunity of his meeting with students of the university.
The country’s President by praising Japan for its continued assistance to Afghanistan said Japan’s cooperation with Afghanistan has been effective, transparent and fruitful.
“Japan was one of the first countries that has hosted Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan after the new interim government of Afghanistan was created in 2001,” President Ghani said.
Pointing to importance of youth human capital, President Ghani said: “What we are striving in Afghanistan is to create human capital”.
He added that without human capital, natural capital was not useable; therefore, it was necessary to further invest in this sector.
President Ghani asserted that could cooperate with Afghanistan in the field of strengthening the young human capital through its education and higher education, adding that team work, coordination and concentration on modality of work were the characteristics of higher education system of Japan.
At the end of his speech, President Ghani, accompanied by Chancellor of the respective university and a number of lecturers, planted a sapling at campus of the university.

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