Tuesday 5th March 2019, Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel met with Dr. Heinz Fischer former President of Austria and Board Member of the Ban Ki-Moon Centre and Ms. Viola Christian, Program and Organizational Associate for the Ban Ki-Moon Centre.
In this meeting, a wide array of topics were discussed and key areas of focus were identified. Dr. Fischer attached great importance to the rule of women in the society and identified women empowerment programs as an extremely important tool for social and economic development in Afghanistan. He also gives an update on Ban Ki-Moon Centre’s WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM-ASIA which is scheduled to take place in September 2019 where a group of five Afghan women is invited to take part from Afghanistan.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel expressed her gratitude to Ban Ki-Moon Centre for providing such kind of opportunities to Afghan women in their programs and initiatives, and stated that there is great potential for future joint action and co-operation through on going partnership in development projects. In light of this, the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna will continue to follow-up the issues discussed in the meeting and to strengthened and expand the co-operation framework in the future.