Foreign Ministry Statement Regarding Recent Terrorist Attack in Jammu & Kashmir of India

February 14, 2019
Kabul- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack that took place in Jammu and Kashmir of India.

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan expresses its condolences and sympathy with the people and government of the friendly country Republic of India due to the loss of 40 members of Indian Police Force, and once again stresses the need for solidarity and closer cooperation of countries in the fight against this common enemy.

The number of ambassadors, diplomats and other representatives of several of international organizations in India approached to the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi on Thursday 14th Feb, 2019 from 11 AM till 4 PM to present their deep Condolences for demise of former president of Islamic state of Afghanistan, His Excellency late Sibghatullah Mujadidi and written their sympatric messages in condolence book.

Mr. Mohammad Khairullah Azad, Charg’e d’affaires of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ms. Payal Swami, Director Payal Foundation inaugurated the India-Afghanistan women empowerment legendary award cultural program that was held at constitutional club of India on February 9th, 2019.

Mr. Khairullah Azad, during his address at the joint culture program highlighted upon the importance of women empowerment, especially in the context of Afghanistan, where women have been appointed in ministries, elected in the parliament and heading many government agencies.

Mr. Khairullah Azad thanked the Payal Foundation for conducting such cultural program and hoped to have more such program in order to boost the cultural relations between India and Afghanistan with special needs and legendary women who have achieved success in life on their own through hard work.

The theme of the event was women empowerment legendary award to support women in special needs.

The program was further enlightened with the performance by Indian and Afghan students.

The Afghanistan –India women empowerment legendary award ceremony was a jubilant moment for both the countries and has been witnessing a strengthened relation of people to people contact spreading across the globe.


Ahmad Shoaib Habibi, the Economic Counselor of this Embassy met with Mrs. Kristin Lobron, Trade Show Manager and Chief of Party Trade show support (TSS) activity of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on February 12, 2019.

During the meeting, the delegation from the USAID shared their plan for Afghanistan’s developmental projects, emphasizing on USAID’s cooperation with Afghanistan in the framework of the United States policy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

Both sides discussed the upcoming 3rd exhibition, titled ‘Passage to Prosperity’ which is considering to be held in September this year in New Delhi.

Mr. Habibi suggested for the establishment of Afghanistan business house in India in order to provide better marketing and expedite and export activities for Afghanistan.

The 11th meeting of the Board of Directors of India-Afghanistan Foundation (IAF) was held in Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi on December 24, 2018.

Co-chaired by Mohammad Khairullah Azad, the Charge D Affairs of Embassy of I. R. of Afghanistan in New Delhi and Shri Vinay Kumar, Ambassador of India to Afghanistan, this meeting was attended by Prof. Abdul Ghafoor Lewal, Musa Arafi,  Gautama Mukhopadhaya, Noor Agha Noori, Janesh Kain as well as Vasudev Ravi, Secretary-Kabul Chapter and Hamid Tahzeeb, Secretary-Delhi Chapter.

In the beginning, the members discussed the decisions made in the previous meeting of the BoD held in 2017 and appreciated the outcome of the projects implemented during this year. The co-chairs of the meeting emphasized on the importance and impact of these projects on further strengthening the cultural and people-to-people relations between Afghanistan and India.

At the end, a number of projects which include both cultural and academic activities, suggested by the Delhi Chapter were discussed.