Chargé d’affaires Fazull Mahmood Rahemee Pajwak had a virtual courtesy call with the Chief of Protocol of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, H.E Enno Drofenik. Both sides discussed matters of mutual interest & ways to strengthen friendly and cooperative bilateral relationship.
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Chargé d’affaires Fazull Mahmood Rahemee Pajwak met the owner of Kabul Lapis Art, Mr. Haji Aref Anwari who donated an Afghan Carpet & lapis Lazuli to the Cultural Room of the Embassy and discussed the establishment of the Afghan-Austrian Chamber of Commerce for bringing together the companies to invest in Afghanistan.
قابل توجه هموطنان گرامی
روز های 31 دسامبر 2020 و اول جنوری 2021 به مناسبت رخصتی های سال نو در اتریش ، بخش قونسلی سفارت افغانستان در ویانا تعطیل می باشد
د درنو وطن والو دپام ور
په 31 ددسامبر 2020 او په اول دجنوری د 2021 په اتریش کی د نوی کال رخصتی په مناسبت دافغانستان اسلامی جمهوریت سفارت په ویانا کی تعطیل ده وطن وال دی خبر وی په درنشت
Die Konsularabteilung der afghanischen Botschaft in Wien ist am 31. Dezember 2020 und am 1. Januar 2021 geschlossen.
AMBASSADOR KHOJESTA FANA EBRAHIMKHEL INAUGURATES THE OPENING OF THE CULTURAL ROOM IN THE PREMISES OF THE EMBASSY AND PERMANENT MISSION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN IN VIENNA
Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel inaugurated today the opening of a Cultural Room in the premises of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna with the presence of H.E. Ms. Teresa Indjein, Director General for International Cultural Relations at the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, in her inauguration speech, highlighted the excellent and long-standing bilateral relations between Austria and Afghanistan, going back to the 1950s, and which have developed across many sectors ranging from culture to sports and trade.
One of the main priorities of the strategic plan of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna is the strengthening of the bilateral relationship with the Austrian Government, and culture is one of the most meaningful aspects in bringing closer two countries.
The establishment of a Cultural Room at the Embassy of Afghanistan is an effort to further improve the coexistence between Afghan citizens in Austria and the Austrians. Austria is home to many Afghan people who have been warmly welcomed here and we owe a great deal to this beautiful and safe country, from providing safety for our families to the education of our children.
The diaspora plays a crucial role in reciprocally stimulating the relations between Austria and Afghanistan and this is why fostering our excellent relations with the beautiful host country Austria is certainly a priority.
Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel concluded her speech by acknowledging the great achievements Afghan citizens have made here in Austria and pledged to motivate them to further contribute to the relations between our two countries.
Afghanistan is an ancient land, where indications of early inhabitants can be traced back to the early Indus Valley Civilization. Its geographical location along with its hospitable people has always played a mingling factor in the advancement of the world’s different civilizations. Afghanistan has wonderful things to show here in Austria, starting from cultural issues. This Cultural Room will serve the purpose of sending a positive message to the Austrian population.
اعلامیۀ سفارت و نمایندگی دایمی جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم ویانا کشور اتریش در پیوند به حمله تروریستی در پوهنتون کابل ۱۳ عقرب ۱۳۹۹ شمسی
دیروز تروریستان وحشی در ادامه جنایات هولناک و شنع شان، با حمله خونین بر پوهنتون کابل، تعداد زیاد از جوانان را شهید و مجروح ساخته و خانواده های زیادی را به غم و ماتم نشاندند
دولت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان به منظور غمشریکی با خانواده های ماتم دیده و ادای احترام به قربانیان این رویداد تروریستی، امروز سه شنبه ۱۳ عقرب را ماتم ملی اعلام کرد و بیرق افغانستان در سراسر کشور و نمایندگی های سیاسی در خارج از افغانستان به حالت نیمه افراشته در آورده شده است
سفارت و نمایندگی دایمی جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان در ویانا بنا بر محدودیت های کرونا با باز نمودند کتاب تعزیت از طریق ایمیل آدرس خاص برای کشور میزبان، کشور های غیرمقیم، نمایندگی های و سازمان های بین المللی، با نیمه بر افراشتن پرچم کشور، ضمن عرض تسلیت خدمت همه خانواده غم دیده و اتحاف دعا به روح این جوانان شهید، در این عزای ملی و ماتم خانواده های مصیبت دیده، شریک دانسته از خداوند منان برای همه شهدای رویداد تروریستی پوهنتون کابل بهشت برین و برای مجروحان شفاءعاجل و صحت کامل استدعا میدارد
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel Delivers a Statement at WIIS Conference on Women, Peace and Security & the Future of Disarmament
Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel delivered a virtual statement for the Vienna Conference on Women, Peace and the Future of Disarmament on Thursday, the 22nd of October. The conference was organized by Women in International Security Austria (WIIS) in cooperation with the International Institute for Peace, and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and focused on bridging the seemingly unconnected issues of Women, Peace and Security, with that of disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation.
The topic of the conference was especially relevant given that this year marks both the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace in Beijing, and the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
In her virtual statement, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel reiterates the importance of the participation of women in decision-making regarding topics of peace and security. She elaborates by stating that Afghanistan has developed, and is on the second phase of implementation of, a National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security, which focuses on women empowerment by concentrating on four pillars: participation, protection, prevention, and relief and recovery. The success of the NAP can be attributed to the way it brought together all societal stakeholders – civil society, local persons and the international community – in its formulation.
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Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel met with UNIDO Director-General Li Yong on Friday, the 16th of October. In this productive meeting, both sides discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest, particularly regarding steps to strengthen support of COVID-19 funds from UNIDO member states and the establishment of online training programs for young Afghan diplomats.
Additionally, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel discussed the possibility of extending UNIDO’s Country Programme for Afghanistan by one-year, and proposed a phone call between Director-General Li Yong and Ms. Karima Hamid Faryabi, Minister of Economy for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will commit to properly describe what priorities must be considered in the formulation of a new Country Programme for Afghanistan.
Lastly, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel expressed gratitude for the new cooperation between Afghanistan and UNIDO in the framework of the International Gender Champions initiative. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel will be co-leading the ICG Vienna Representation Impact Group, together with the UNIDO Director-General Li Yong and the Ambassador of Finland.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel Calls for Stronger International Cooperation in addressing Terrorism on 10th Session of the Conference of the Parties
Ambassador H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel delivered a statement at the tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) held from the 12th to the 16th of October.
The tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNOTC was opened by H.E. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), who called for the COVID-19 crisis to be viewed as an accelerating factor of criminal activity, and for governments to use a multilateral approach in combating organized crime. The opening session was also addressed by Alessandro Cortese, Permanent Representative of Italy, and outgoing President of the 9th session, Mohamed El-Molla, Permanent Representative of Egypt, and other high-level speakers.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel stated that the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan upholds international cooperation and multilateralism as a way of finding global solutions to various forms of organized crime and enhance cooperation with international partners, such as the UNODC, to deal with issues like terrorism, corruption, trafficking of persons, smuggling of migrants and trafficking of cultural property.
On the topic of terrorism, the Ambassador stated that terrorism, in its various forms and manifestations, continues to threaten the security and stability of our societies. Because Afghanistan has been the prime victim of terrorism for many years now, intensified efforts are required to strengthen border cooperation, information sharing, and judicial cooperation, including in the areas of extradition, and legal assistance at the sub-regional, regional, and international levels. Due to the transnational nature of terrorism, international cooperation remains key in addressing various aspects of terrorism, and in this context, we believe that countering terrorism needs to remain an area of focus within the United Nations, including under the Conference of Parties to the UNTOC, the Crime Congress and the CPPCJ.
In her closing statement, the Ambassador reiterated that the UNTOC remains an important international instrument in addressing various forms of transnational organized crime, but a shortage of capacity in the implementation of the convection remains a major challenge for most states. The Ambassador stated that a well-established review mechanism would be able to assist State parties in identifying capacity-building needs in the implementation of the convection.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel Urges for Genuine Partnerships and Multilateral Responses as a Means to Respond to Global Security Challenges
Ambassador H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel delivered a statement at the 2020 OSCE Asian Conference on Multilateral Responses to the Global Security Challenges held on the 12th and 13th of October. The conference was co-hosted by the Republic of Korea and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) with the participation of Lee Taeho, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and Ingrid Brocková, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. The conference also hosted the participation of Mr. Ahmad Shuja Jamal, Director-General for International Affairs and Regional Cooperation at the Office of National Security in Kabul, as a panelist. This event celebrated the 25th anniversary of the OSCE Asian Partnership.
In her statement, the Ambassador stated that regional cooperation remains key in addressing regional challenges and threats in Asia. Afghanistan, being located on the Eurasian land bridge, possesses, historically and contemporarily, a key strategic geographical position connecting Central and South Asia to Europe. Afghanistan’s strategic position and geography allows for the opportunity of integrating Central, West, East and South Asia into a network that supports stability and prosperity over a vast area of the world’s surface.
Ambassador Ebrahimkhel affirmed that only by reinvigorating our cooperation and multilateral responses will we [Asian Partners for Co-operation in the OSCE] be able to stay relevant in this rapidly changing global, political, economic, social and humanitarian landscape. She continued by commending the progress achieved so far by the Asian Partners for Co-operations group in the OSCE, and stated that Afghanistan is committed to developing and strengthening long-term cooperation with the OSCE to better tackle global security challenges.
Director-General Ahmad Shuja Jamal participated as a panelist under “Session 1: Regional Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and Exchanges of Best Practices between Europe and Asia”. He particularly covered one dimension of security: regional confidence and security-building measures, a recurring theme for the OSCE Asian Partnership.