To commemorate the achievements of women made in political, social, cultural and economic fields, the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi celebrated International Women’s day holding a gathering in Balkh Hall, Embassy premises today on March 8, 2018.

As the host of the gathering, Dr. Shaida Abdali congratulated the International Women’s day to all women of the world, Afghan women in particular and applauded the trailblazers, mentors and leaders among Afghan women who have been inspirations to the country and beyond.

While talking about the achievements of Afghan women and their contribution to the development process in Afghanistan throughout past 15 years and throughout the history.  Dr. Abdali however noted that Afghanistan has a long way to go.

Using the opportunity, the Afghan Ambassador, on behalf of all Afghan women, presented the female staff of the Embassy with flowers.

Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to India, Riva Ganguly Das, Director General-Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Kumar Vikas Saxena, Director- Empowerment organization inaugurated the India-Afghanistan Women Artist Show held at ICCR-Azad Bhavan on March 5, 2018.

The Women Artist show, aimed at showcasing the art and cultural commonalities of India and Afghanistan and to commemorate the International women’s day was organized by the Empowerment organization with the financial support of India-Afghanistan Foundation.

As the chief guest of the show, the Afghan Ambassador lauded the art pieces of the Afghan and Indian female artists showcased at the event and spoke about Afghan women’s achievements and their contribution for the development of Afghanistan post-2001.

Referring to the cultural commonalities between India and Afghanistan, Dr. Abdali termed the relations as “unique” throughout the history and added that it is our generation’s responsibility to further strengthen the relations with facilities available.

Dr. Abdali thanked the Empowerment organization for conducting such show and hoped to have more such shows in order to boost the cultural relations between the two nations.

 The show was attended by 5 Afghan women showcasing their paintings along with 5 women from India.

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Youth Summit’s Afghan delegates visited the Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi after returning from the summit in Nepal on February 23, 2018.

Welcoming the young Afghan delegates to the Gandahara Hall, Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi, Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to India appreciated and congratulated the young leaders for their achievements over the summit.

While thanking the Embassy of Afghanistan for facilitating their travel to attend the summit, the young delegates presented the Afghan Ambassador with the traditional turban of Afghanistan.

Held on February 16, 2018, the Global Youth Summit was joined by youth from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan and US.

The Afghan Ambassador reaffirmed Afghan Embassy’s cooperating and support in future too and encouraged the delegate to further work towards a better future of Afghan people and the country.

After completion of the work in Turkmenistan, the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Gas Pipeline’s Afghan section is set to start from today, February 23, 2018, with a groundbreaking ceremony in Herat, Afghanistan.

The ceremony was attended by H.E. President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, H.E. President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, H.E. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India M J Akbar.

Followed with the ceremony a statement has been issued by the honorable Presidents and Ministers. A document on ‘Making of TAPI’ was featured during the ceremony too.  

All the four countries collectively presented their approval for the commencement of TAPI project in Afghanistan.

Constructed alongside the Kandahar–Herat Highway in western Afghanistan, TAPI is a significant and most important energy project to elevate economic growth and regional connectivity in the region.  

It is worth mentioning that a high delegation meeting on the same has taken place between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, India and Pakistan at Saleem Cheshma which is bordering Turkmenistan side with Afghanistan.

Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the ambassador of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Kenneth Juster, the Ambassador of United States of America on February 22, 2018 at the latter’s office in New Delhi.

The meeting aimed at discussing US-Afghanistan bilateral ties and to exchange views on how to further boost relations of both the countries.

Lauding the role of US in the reconstruction of Afghanistan post 2001, the Afghan Ambassador briefed the US Ambassador on the latest developments in Afghanistan.

Dr. Abdali also appreciated the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia and added that it is comprehensive and clear in dealing with terrorism in partnership with India.

To reinforce the early implementation of the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia, the Afghan Ambassador proposed for activation of US-India-Afghanistan trilateral dialogue.  

While reaffirming the US commitment to Afghanistan, the US Ambassador also emphasized on the importance of activating a trilateral meeting between the three nations in order to amplify the early implementation of the new US policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.