August 29, 2017: Hamid Tahzeeb, the First Secretary to the Afghan Embassy in New Delhi met with Park June-Seo, the Political Counselor to the Embassy of South Korea to exchange views about the new US policy towards Afghanistan and South Asia.

The duo also discussed South Korea’s proposal of $255 billion assistance to Afghanistan. Mr. Tahzeeb informed his South Korean counterpart about the aforementioned proposal being sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Mr. Tahzeeb assured the South Korean counterpart that the Afghan Embassy will share the results about the same after receiving the response from MFA-Afghanistan.

New Delhi: Hamid Tahzeeb, the First Secretary to the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi met with Katherine Ryan, senior member of Political Section, British High Commission on August 29, 2017.

The meeting aimed at discussing bilateral ties between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom and the United States new policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

During the meeting, Mr. Tahzeeb highlighted the significance of the new US policy in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

Hailing President Trump’s policy, the British envoy informed about an increase in United Kingdom’s military support to Afghanistan and assured of UK’s further cooperation and contribution in maintaining security in Afghanistan.

Mirwais Balkhi, the Deputy Chief of Mission and Ajmal Alimzai, the Cultural Attache to the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi met with Shri Vanlalhuma, the Deputy Director General (Cultural)-Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) on August 25, 2017.

 The meeting aimed at discussing ways to further enhance the cultural relations between India and Afghanistan.

The Afghan DCM spoke about the cultural commonalities between the two nations during the meeting and emphasized on the significance of conducting cultural programs and events to further strengthen and enhance the relations between India and Afghanistan.

While discussing the different projects designed by the Afghan Cultural Attaché Mr. Balkhi was hopeful for the upcoming Indo-Afghanistan Cultural Week. He said celebration of the first Indo-Afghanistan Cultural Week will include different cultural programs and activities for a week which will highlight the cultural aspects of both the countries.

Organizing a joint cultural campaign in Indian institutes and universities for one year was another project which was discussed during the meeting.

Mr. Vanlalhuma welcomed and appreciated the initiatives undertaken by the Afghan Embassy and ensured cooperation in order to achieve the aim of the projects.

The new High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, H.E. Mr. Sohail Mahmood paid a courtesy call upon Ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali at the latter's office on August 25, 2017.

At the beginning, the Afghan Ambassador welcomed his newly appointed counterpart and congratulated him on his tenure.

The two envoys discussed the bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan and the entrenched relations between the people-to-people of both the nations.

Talking about the regional security issues, particularly terrorism, Dr. Abdali stressed on undertaking certain initiatives in order to counter terrorism and prevent people of the two nations to get victimized by it.

The Afghan Ambassador noted that during the past decade, Afghanistan’s expectation has been to acquire a political solution to the current chaos in the region. He added that the current security problem is not only pertinent to Afghanistan and Pakistan, in fact, it a matter of concern for the entire region.

In this meeting, Mr. Hamid Tahzeeb, the First Secretary to the Embassy of Afghanistan was also present.

Ambassador Abdali, met with V.K. Singh, State Minister, Ministry of External Affairs-India at the latter’s office on 24th August 2017.

The meeting aimed to discuss the current security issues concerning the region, bilateral ties between the two nations and the new strategy of United States for Afghanistan and South Asia.

At the outset, the duo exchanged views on recent developments made in the region and the ongoing security issues concerning the South Asian countries.

Hailing the new U.S. policy for Afghanistan and South Asia, the Afghan Ambassador termed it as a comprehensive one and added that it is an opportunity for all countries in South Asia to adhere to the principles of a state or government and to fight against terrorism sincerely.

Furthermore, Dr. Abdali noted that the new U.S. policy fulfills most security aspects of Afghanistan and the region.

Referring to President Trump’s call on India to further help Afghanistan, particularly in the areas of economic assistance and development, Mr. Singh said India will continue to assist Afghanistan with more developmental projects.

Both sides also discussed the upcoming Joint Partnership Council which will be attended by External Ministers of both nations in New Delhi and assessed it as a good opportunity to further strengthen bilateral relations between India and Afghanistan.

In this meeting, Mr. Hamid Tahzeeb, the First Secretary to the Embassy was also present.