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Ambassador Ayoob Erfani was received by H.E. Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer

Ambassador Ayoob Erfani was received by H.E. Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer at the New Year’s Reception at Hofburg Presidential Office

Ambassador Ayoob Erfani was received by H.E. Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer at the New Year’s Reception at Hofburg Presidential Office

Vienna, 20.01.2014. H.E. Ambassador Ayoob Erfani was received on 20th January by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Dr. Heinz Fischer, as part of the 2014 New Year’s Reception for the Diplomatic Corps. The reception was held in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hofburg Presidential Office where President Fischer personally greeted H.E. Ambassador Erfani and  accompanying colleagues from his staff. On behalf of President Karzai, Ambassador Erfani conveyed his greetings and best wishes to H.E President Fischer and his family, as well as for the continued prosperity of Austria. President Fischer reiterated his support for a stable Afghanistan and expressed his desire to continue the fruitful relationship between the two countries. President Fischer expressed his best wishes to President Karzai and stressed the importance of the upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan, as an essential step in the democratization process in the country. Ambassador Erfani continued on this note, by emphasizing the importance of strengthening these ties for Afghanistan’s successful 2014 Transition and towards the Decade of Transformation 2015-2024.