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Afghanistan pays tribute to the late Director General Yukiya Amano

During a Board of Governors meeting held on Thursday 25 July 2019, H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana on behalf of the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan paid her respects to Director General Yukiya Amano, who passed away last week.

Director General Amano was a great advocator for security, nuclear non-proliferation regime and peaceful use of nuclear technologies to achieving a more peaceful world.

Afghanistan is grateful to IAEA, under the Director General Amano’s leadership, for its significant support to the country.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Director General Amano’s family and friends.

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana attends the 922nd Closing Session of the Forum for Security Co-operation under the Chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana warmly welcomed H.E. Muzaffar Huseinzoda, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, to the closing session of the Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) under the Chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan. She commended the leadership Tajikistan, especially H.E. Idibek Kalandar, for the excellent efforts in chairing the OSCE Forum on Security Cooperation in these last months.

Tajikistan and Afghanistan have been connected for a long time and Afghanistan serves as a land bridge between Central and South Asia. Over recent months and years, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have stepped up their co-operation in a broad range of areas, both bilaterally and in the multilateral framework of the OSCE.

Both the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the Border Management Staff College (BMSC) further served as a catalyst towards increased collaboration between Tajikistan as OSCE participating State and Afghanistan as an OSCE Asian Partner for Co-operation.

The Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna wishes all the best to the incoming Czech Republic FSC Chairmanship and looks forward to further cooperate in the political-military dimension of the OSCE.

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna greatly welcomes new colleague Mr. Ahmad Munir Faruhee to the team

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna greatly welcomes our new colleague Mr. Ahmad Munir Faruhee to our team. Previously, Mr. Faruhee has worked in different positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Afghanistan. He has now started his new function as Second Secretary and will be responsible to cover all matters pertaining to the IAEA. The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan will greatly benefit from his knowledge and expertise. We wish him and his family all the very best for his stay here in Vienna.

Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna bids farewell to Mr. Alisadiq Akbari

Today, we bid farewell to Mr. Alisadiq Akbari who has keenly served the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna as Second Secretary from July 2016 to July 2019. His functions mainly focused around IAEA issues as well as other important and extensive functions including administrative and protocol functions.

In particular, we are grateful for Mr. Akbari’s efforts, within the IAEA’s framework, in supporting initiatives in the area of human health, in particular, the establishment of nuclear medicine centers in Afghanistan.

Mr. Akbari was not only an excellent diplomat but a dear friend. We deeply appreciate him for all his work and expertise from which the Embassy and Permanent Mission Afghanistan has greatly benefitted. We wish Mr. Akbari every success in his future endeavors. We will dearly miss him!

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana pays visit to Graz, Austria

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel paid a visit to Graz on 10 July 2019.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel had a fruitful meeting with the State Minister of Styria, Ms. Barbara Eibinger-Miedl. Both sides agreed in deepening further cooperation in the area health, education, economy and initiating a Partnership Agreement between the region of Styria and one of the cities in Afghanistan.

During her visit, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel had the chance to meet with City Councillor Mr. Kurt Hohensinner and Caritas Direktor Mag. Herbert Beiglböck. A number of joint projects were contemplated in the area of education and in supporting Afghan returnees from Austria.

The Ambassador also visited the premises of the Caritas organization, which currently employs three very well integrated Afghans. She was really proud of their achievements and was happy to see one of the many living examples of good integration between Afghan and Austrian citizens.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel expressed her gratitude to the City of Graz for its integration efforts established in Styria for the Afghan refugees.

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presents Letters of Credence to His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

On Thursday, 04 July 2019, H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented her Letters of Credence to His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia. This marked the establishment of official diplomatic relations between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Slovenia and the starting point of her tenure as non-resident Ambassador of Afghanistan to Slovenia.

H.E. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel conveyed H.E. President Ghani’s strong commitment for enhancing the bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Slovenia and pledged her full cooperation to strengthen their friendly relations. The Republic of Slovenia was honored to have the first Afghan women Ambassador to their country.

Afghanistan is an important country for Slovenia, especially in the area of security. Slovenian High-Level representatives from the Ministry of Defense paid numerous visits to Afghanistan and a new visit is planned soon.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel spoke at length on the achievements of Afghanistan in the past 17 years.  The last years have delivered Afghanistan at the doorstep of peace. Afghanistan is giving huge importance in guaranteeing women’s rights in this process and reiterates its continued support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. Afghanistan is optimist about a prosperous future in the country.