H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali today delivered the inaugural address of the two week training program being conducted by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) for 50 officials from Ministry of Finance, government of Afghanistan.

In his remarks Ambassador Abdali thanked the IIPA for being a partner of Afghanistan in enhancing the capacity of the Afghan civil servants. He talked about the importance of building indigenous capacities of Afghanistan’s institutions, saying that capacity building is the fundamental need of today’s Afghanistan. He added that India’s cooperation with Afghanistan over the past 15 year has been well-attuned to the needs and priorities of Afghanistan.

H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali addressed the first Ambassadorial Lecture of the Brookings India titled “Strengthening India-Afghanistan Strategic Relations in an Uncertain World” in New Delhi on April 25 2017.

India-Afghanistan relations was the central theme of Ambassador Abdali’s lecture, however he also spoke about regional cooperation, challenges mainly terrorism and its state sponsorship, new great game & looming uncertainty in the world as well a realignment of relationships in the region.

DCM Balkhi met with Additional Secretary of University Grants Commission (UGC), Dr. Pankaj Mittal at the latter’s office in New Delhi on April 10, 2017.

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to India, H.E Luo Zhaohui called on Ambassador Abdali at the latter’s office on April 11, 2017.

In a meeting with H.E Ambassador Abdali on Monday, the Country Manager-Asian & Gulf Region International Business Escorts Agri Machinery, Mittil Kumar expressed his company’s interest to set up a distributing Unit in joint venture form with a local company in Afghanistan.