Chargé d‘Affaires of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi, Mr. Tahir Qadiry met H.E Mr. Alem Tsehaye ambassador of Embassy of the State of Eritrea in his office. Mr. Qadiry discussed in detail about diplomatic focal points and establishment of comprehensive relations between two countries. Mr. Tsehaye also emphasized upon political and economic relations, and considered it in favor of relations between two countries.

Chargé d' affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi, Mr. Tahir Qadiry met a group of Afghan journalists in the embassy on 20 June 2019.
Mr. Qadiry welcomed the journalists and termed their visit to India as very important and productive steps for strengthening media relationships between the two countries. He stressed on sharing of their experiences with each other to further enhance their knowledge base. He suggested the present media persons to work together to have access to each other’s press and media facilities. He extended full cooperation of the embassy for any joint endeavors in the future.
Thereafter, the Afghan journalist expressed their views and desired to establish a Joint Press Club of Afghanistan and India in near future.

 

The newly appointed Chargé d'affaires Mr Tahir Qadiry, took charge of the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi on June 18, 2019.

Mr Qadiry, in his introductory remarks to diplomats and his colleagues, underlined the following points:

“When, His Excellency Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, nominated me as the new Chargé d'affaires in New Delhi and was approved by the President Ashraf Ghani, I got excited because the responsibility and representation of Afghanistan in an important country like India, is an honor and great opportunity to work effectively.”

As President Ashraf Ghani rightly emphasized during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi, “Other countries have to create their historical relations, however, Afghanistan and India do already have strong relations from history on which both can build prosperous future.”

Mr Qadiry said, “I would like to emphasize that India is one of the key countries for Afghanistan and a large part of the ‘regional connectivity’ which is also one of the main policies of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as the vision of Afghan President”.   

For centuries, Afghanistan and India have had historical relationships and commonalities in many spheres but after the fall of Taliban regime in 2001, the relationship between the two countries got a new form that has been extensively broadened.

One of the renowned authors in the field of India-Afghanistan relations stated that India has played a positive role in Afghanistan and has been able to develop commercial trade routes and air corridors, investing on Chabahar Port, providing health services, liberalising visa policy for Afghan citizens, even through Bollywood, India could capture the ‘Heart and Mind’ of Afghans.

India is one of the biggest donors in various sectors of Afghanistan. We have the largest number of students in this country. We have many common interests and there is high potential and capacity in various fields, especially in economic cooperation and imports and exports. Further, Afghanistan serves the best path to connect India to West and Central Asian countries.

The threat of extremism and terrorism is highly dangerous for both the countries. India’s balancing role, as compared to other regional competitors, in Afghanistan and the historical friendship between the two nations have led to the political and diplomatic cooperation in a healthy way.

As the representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, I truly promise to be the real representative of the Afghan government, noble nation of Afghanistan and of the diplomatic mission and will work towards achieving national interests based on the principles of our foreign policy.’

 

Mr. Mohammad Mansoor Sahak, the Commercial Attaché of Afghanistan in New Delhi met with the officials of the Indian Ports Association office on 22nd May 2019, which included the organizations esteemed members such as Mr. A Janardhana Rao, the Managing Director, Dr. Abhijit Singh, the Executive Director of the respected body and Mr. Asad Wasi, Head of India Maritime Plus. The purpose of the meeting was primarily introduction and then seeking the possibility of cooperation by the esteemed Association in port related of India and Afghanistan.

Since its establishment in 1966, Indian Ports Association has been committed with the promotion of growth and enhancements of all major Indian ports, under the supervisory control of the Ministry of Shipping. The Association also assists the Shipping Ministry of the Indian Government in their policy creation. The officials explained how they are the apex body of major ports under the administrative control of the Ministry of Shipping.

Mr. Sahak’s inquiry regarding the authority’s cooperation in port related problems, the officials assured their organization’s full cooperation.

Mr. Asad Wasi, Head of India Maritime Plus, a joint initiative of Ministry of Shipping of the Indian Government and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), for the promotion of investments in the Indian Maritime Sector, stated that Afghan and Indian authorities should join hands together for enhancement & attention of investments in Chabahar Port. He explained the abundance of opportunities that come intertwined with the investment and requested Mr. Sahak to recommend the same to Afghan Businessmen.

Mr. Sahak concluded the meeting by thanking the esteemed association for their promise of cooperation and promised to relay Chabahar’s investment opportunities to the Afghan as well as international investors.

From left, Mr. Mohammad Mansoor Sahak meets Mr.  A. Janardhana Rao, managing director of Indian ports association, Dr. Abhijit Singh, Executive Director of Indian ports association and Mr. Asad Wasi head of India Maritime Plus in Indian Ports Association office. Bothe sides discuss regarding ports cooperation between two friend countries. 

Mr. Mohammad Mansoor Sahak held a meeting with the Directors of Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) Mr. Tara Chand and Mr. Sandip Das on 29th April 2019. Mr. Suresh Kumar Makhijani, Joint Director of TPCI was also a party in the meeting. Mr. Sahak’s main focus was to seek cooperation of the esteemed authorities for arrangement of business-matchmaking meetings between Afghan and Indian traders.

The Officials of TPCI acknowledged Mr. Sahak’s request and assured their assistance in the arrangement of B2B, B2G, G2G meetings in the sectors of Food, ICT and Chemicals.

In return, the Directors of the esteemed office requested the commercial department’s cooperation in the arrangement of their upcoming F&B event to be held in Kabul on August month.

The officials of TPCI enlightened Mr. Sahak about INDUS FOOD, Food and Beverages exhibition which is held by the organization annually. INDUS FOOD’s exhibition, with 700 member companies is considered a significant annual event in the Indian Market. The Directors assured Afghan commercial dept. of this embassy to provide transportation for Afghan delegates who willing to participate in the event.

The Officials of TPCI invited Mr. Sahak’s along with his colleagues to participate in the upcoming event. Mr. Sahak thanked the authorities for their cooperation and in return, assured the representatives of TPCI their department’s comprehensive assistance in their upcoming F&B event in Kabul.