On March 10th, the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna participated in the SOCIETY magazine’s ‘Great Silk Road Event’ at the Hotel Imperial. Several embassies of the countries from the historic Silk Road displayed handicrafts, cultural items and business information about their countries. Participating embassies included Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The Embassy of Afghanistan displayed handicrafts including rugs, fabric, and jewelery amongst other items to demonstrate the richness of the art and culture of Afghanistan. During the opening of the event, Mr. Hassan Soroosh, Charge d’Affaires a.i., spoke about the importance of this event in displaying common heritage and in the meantime the richness of the diverse cultures in the great Silk Road region, which is reflective of centuries of trade, interactions and heritage. He also noted that the event provides an opportunity to further the relations between the countries along the historical Silk Road so that common challenges and issues facing the region can be better addressed.
(below photo credited to SOCIETY magazine)
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