The Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi in collaboration with the visiting delegation from Ministry of Education of Afghanistan recently conducted the first round of placement test for the Afghan students who enrolled for the 3rd to 12th grades in Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan High School.

H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali attended a two-day workshop titled “The Third IISS South Asia Security Workshop” with the theme of ‘Building Regional Security & Countering Terrorism.’ The workshop was organized by International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in cooperation with Near East South Asia (NESA) from May 13-14, 2017 in Manama, Bahrain.

The workshop was attended by government officials, military and civilian experts from South Asia and beyond.

H.E. Shaida Mohammad Abdali met with Rakesh Ranjan, Joint Secretary (ICC, Planning & Monitoring), Ministry of Human Resource Development; Government of India on May 11, 2017 at the latter’s office.

The purpose of the meeting was to follow up on the issues mutually agreed between the two countries during bilateral visits in the past two years.

The South Asia Foundation (SAF) chairperson, Mani Shankar Aiyar called upon ambassador Abdali at the latter’s officer on May 09, 2017.

At the meeting, briefing Ambassador Abdali on SAF’s objective, activities and programs in SAARC countries particularly in Afghanistan, Mr. Aiyar said SAF’s core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence in the eight SAARC countries, offering courses in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (Kabul), Human Rights and Common Law (Dhaka), Forestry Studies (Bumthang, Bhutan), Journalism (Chennai), Kashmir Studies (Srinagar), Regional Cooperation (Pondicherry), Green Energy Technology (Pondicherry), Development Studies (Kathmandu), Visual Arts (Lahore),  Visual Arts (Lahore), Water Management (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka).

Deputy Mission Director, USAID Afghanistan, Kathryn D. Stevens along with relevant members of US missions in Kabul and Delhi met with DCM Balkhi and heads of related sections at the Afghan Embassy to discuss coordination for the three-day India-Afghanistan Export, Trade and Investment Fair which will be held in September this year in New Delhi.

The fair aims to enhance regional integration and notably bolster economic ties between Afghanistan and India by attracting more Indian investment into Afghanistan and increasing and diversifying Afghan exports to India.