Islamic Emirate Official: Japan to Reopen Embassy

The Japanese ambassador, according to Samangani, said humanitarian aid should arrive in Afghanistan before the winter sets in.

Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, Takashi Okada, in a meeting with the PM’s Deputy for Political Affairs, Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, said his country will reopen its embassy in Kabul if security is assured, said an Islamic Emirate official.

Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, said Okada and Abdul Kabir met on Tuesday and discussed Afghanistan-Japan relations and humanitarian aid.

According to Samangani, Okada at the meeting said his country will engage with the Islamic Emirate and will reopen its embassy in Kabul.

“We intend to reopen our embassy after security is assured. A joint framework should be created for practical measures,” Okada said as quoted by Samangani on Twitter.

The Japanese ambassador also said that his country would continue its humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, adding that aid should arrive in Afghanistan before winter sets in, as quoted by Samangani.

The remarks follow the reopening of the United Arab Emirates embassy in Kabul a few days ago.

Islamic Emirate Official: Japan to Reopen Embassy