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IAEA writes on new Country Programme Framework for Afghanistan for 2019-2023

Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and Permanent/Resident Representative to the United Nations and other International and Regional Organizations in Vienna, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Afghanistan’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2019–2023 on 16 September 2019. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.

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Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel signs the Country Programme Framework for the State of Afghanistan with the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA for the next six years

At the margins of the 63rd Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel signs a new Country Programme Framework for the period 2019-2023 for Afghanistan.

During the signing ceremony, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel paid tribute to the late Director-General, Mr. Yukiya Amano, for his strong leadership over the past years and expressed her heartfelt condolences for his passing away. Afghanistan is grateful to IAEA, under the Director General Amano’s leadership, for its significant support to the country.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel commended the joint efforts of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department, in particular Deputy Director-General Dazhu Yang, and the Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission for their hard work in preparing the Country Programme Framework.

The Framework will serve as a key instrument for strengthening technical cooperation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Secretariat. It provides an excellent cooperation framework in four mutually agreed areas, namely:

  • Radiation Safety Infrastructure
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Human Health and Nutrition
  • Human Capital Development

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel concluded the meeting by once again expressing her most sincere appreciation for the work of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department and all relevant counterparts for the completion of this important Framework and kindly requested from all IAEA members, in particular the regional members, to pay special attention to Afghanistan and to continue supporting the country in areas of capacity building and training of Afghan stakeholders.


International Cultural Diversity Organization (ICDO) Panel Discussion on Women in Leadership Positions, Inclusion and Diversity in Society

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel keeps very dear ICDO’s objective to promote diversity and interculturality with the goal of bringing people closer together and closing the cultural gaps.

This is very much in line with the priorities of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan in Vienna, where they share the same goal of understanding and closing the cultural gaps.

For this reason, the young President and the young Ambassadors of ICDO included Ambassador Ebrahimkhel’s speech in a Panel Discussion dedicated to women empowerment, one of the many intercultural activities of the week.

In her speech to ICDO, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel shared a message to her own fellow Afghans living abroad, “While abroad, like here in Austria, I encourage you all to get integrated, educated, polish your skills and contribute to society with the goal of becoming role models for your fellow Afghan countrymen and women and become Ambassadors of Peace and of Understanding among the cultures.”

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel shared her appreciation for ICDO’s work in empowering youth and diversity. ICDO gives youth new opportunities and most importantly hope. Hope for change.

SOCIETY for the 100th Anniversary of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

On the occasion of the 100th National Day, the Ambassador H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel talked with SOCIETY publisher Gertrud Tauchhammer and pointed out the very good relations between Austria and Afghanistan and the importance of the Society Magazine as a platform for sharing information on the diversities and culture of Afghanistan.

Fostering the excellent relations with the beautiful host country Austria is certainly a priority for the Embassy and SOCIETY provides one of the many links between the Austrian and Afghan citizens.

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100 years Anniversary of Independence of Afghanistan

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Vienna hosted an event celebrating the 100 years anniversary of independence of Afghanistan. The event commenced with the national anthems of Austria and Afghanistan and a statement was made by Ms. Soraya Malek, the granddaughter of King Amanullah. She warmly welcomed the audience and highlighted in her speech that “the memory of Amanullah, the King that attempted to modernize and reform the country—and who paid the consequences for his efforts—is still limpid, undisputed and a source of great inspiration.”

Referring to the 100 years Anniversary of the Independence of Afghanistan, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel highlighted that the National Day is not only a date for us but a new commitment for contribution and the right time to thank friends and allies for their friendship, support, and cooperation.

As a token of appreciation for everyone that is involved and has a passion for Afghanistan, a photo exhibition, a fashion show of typical Afghan costumes, and a traditional Afghan dinner buffet were presented.

پیام سفیر جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم ویانا به مناسبت ارج گذاری 28 اسد روز استقلال کشور

پیام سفیر جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم ویانا به مناسبت ارج گذاری بیست و هشتم اسد روز استقلال کشور


په ویانا کې دافغانستان د اسلامي جمهوریت د سفیر او دایمي استازې پیغام


Today marks 100 years of independence for Afghanistan

Holiday Notice – Eid-Ul-Azha

Holiday Notice – Eid-Ul-Azha
We would like to inform you that our Consulate office will remain closed from 12-16 August 2019. Eid Mubarak


عید سعید اضحی به تمام مسلمانان جهان و به خصوص به هموطنان شریف ما مبارک

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel received ICMPD Regional Coordinator for Silk Routes Region

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel met and congratulated Ms. Sedef Dearing the Regional Coordinator for Silk Routes Region of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) on her new appointment as the Head of the Secretariat of the Budapest Process.

The Budapest Process is the ICMPD project which is very important and a priority for the mission of Afghanistan in Vienna.  Ambassador Ebrahimkhel expressed her appreciation for continuous engagement and hoped to witness the next phase of the Budapest Process.

During the meeting, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel highlighted the excellent and long-standing relations between ICMPD and the Government of Afghanistan. Afghanistan, like many other countries, counts the ICMPD as one of its stalwart supporters in the area of refugees and migration.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel was very pleased to hear the many achievements and positive experiences of ICMPD in carrying out two large projects in Afghanistan, namely “Improving Migration Management in the Silk Routes Countries” and “Integrated Border Management in the Silk Routes Countries”.

Ambassador thanked the Regional Coordinator and her dedicated team for the efforts and stated her sincere desire to further strengthen the cordial relations, both personal and official between ICMPD and the Afghan mission.

Vacancy – Personal Assistant to Ambassador

Vacancy Announcement – Personal Assistant to Ambassador