Acting Interior Minister Meets Japanese Ambassador

KABUL, Dec. 13 – The Ambassador of Japan, Takayoshi Kuromiya, called on Khalifa Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Acting Minister of Interior Affairs of the IEA, in Kabul, says interior ministry in a statement on Wednasday. Mr. Kuromiya mentioned Japan’s supportive stance towards Afghanistan and expressed commitment to continuing cooperation, highlighting Japan’s ongoing assistance to Afghan refugees […]

KABUL, Dec. 13 – The Ambassador of Japan, Takayoshi Kuromiya, called on Khalifa Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Acting Minister of Interior Affairs of the IEA, in Kabul, says interior ministry in a statement on Wednasday.

Mr. Kuromiya mentioned Japan’s supportive stance towards Afghanistan and expressed commitment to continuing cooperation, highlighting Japan’s ongoing assistance to Afghan refugees and reiterated their dedication to supporting Afghanistan’s health sector.

Japan also expressed solidarity with Afghans in their fight against narcotics. Mr. Kuromiya commended the efforts of the Islamic Emirate in effectively managing the return of Afghan refugees, noting that despite the high numbers, the initial aid and handling were satisfactory. Additionally, he praised Afghanistan’s anti-corruption and anti-drug initiatives, affirming Japan’s support for stability in the country.

The Acting Minister of Interior welcomed Mr. Kuromiya and expressed gratitude for Japan’s cooperation and assistance to the Afghan people, emphasizing the importance of international attention to drug control and providing alternative livelihoods for Afghan farmers to mitigate the devastating impacts of this humanitarian crisis.

Finally, Mr. Haqqani assured the Japanese ambassador of continued cooperation.