Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi attended the Social Footprints CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) & Summit 2018 as a chief guest, inaugurated the event and was awarded with the “Excellent Relationship between India and Afghanistan” on April 27, 2018 in New Delhi.

In his speech the Ambassador of Afghanistan highlighted the long history of the Afghanistan-India relations and termed India as a very important strategic partner, covering every sphere including economic, political and humanitarian assistance and added: “Identifying enduring historical ties of the two nations that have laid a road map for taking the relations to new heights. Afghanistan was once centre of Vedic Culture. Afghanistan has indeed been a crossroad of civilizations and cultures. We cherish our Buddhist, Zoarastarian, Hindu and Islamic Heritage. The divergence and congregation of all these magnificent civilizations in Afghanistan has created seamless connection and continued relations till date with India.”

Dr. Abdali also spoke about Afghanistan’s achievements in political, security, economic and cultural areas under the Strategic Partnership Agreement.

Talking about the way forward, Ambassador Abdali emphasized on the importance of India’s investment in socio-economic sector, women empowerment programs and infrastructure development which will make the relations more enduring and everlasting.

 To enhance the regional cooperation in order to address the political, economic and development issues in Afghanistan, Dr. Abdali underlined on the significance of the various regional organisations and processes.



During his speech, the Afghan Ambassador also proposed to have comprehensive security and development strategy that will foster and establish bilateral and multilateral relations which are better equipped to deal tough situations and bring peace and prosperity in the country and across the region.

This event was attended by high ranked Indian government officials, ambassadors, diplomats, eminent personalities in CSR sector and leaders from social arena.

CMAI is a unique platform to get connected with Corporates, NGO’s, and Institutions who have done excellent work in CSR pan India where decision makers, Government representatives available at one single point could be met.

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