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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 Ebrahimkhel presents Credential Letters to IAEA Director General, H.E. Yukiya Amano


Today, H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented her Letters of Credence to H.E. Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA, introducing Madam Ambassador as Resident Representative of the I.R. of Afghanistan to the IAEA. Afghanistan was a founding member of the IAEA in 1957 and has enjoyed a very fruitful cooperation with the Agency ever since, benefitting from technical assistance and cooperation in terms of nuclear and radiological applications in many areas, ranging from cancer treatment to food security and potable water. We look forward to a renewed impetus in our excellent collaboration with the IAEA, for the benefit of the people of Afghanistan.

Statement at the IAEA Nuclear Security Conference


The International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world’s center for cooperation in the nuclear field. It was established in 1957 as the world’s ‘Atoms for Peace’ organization within the UN family. The agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The PM of Afghanistan works with the IAEA for safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. It strives to make a contribution to international peace and security and this way meet the Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Afghanistan joined the IAEA in 1957 with the aim of fostering the exchange of scientific and technical information on peaceful uses of atomic energy. Technical Cooperation is the highest priority in Afghanistan’s cooperation with the IAEA. As a mineral rich country with a complex geological structure, Afghanistan regards the Agency’s assistance in mine exploration and exploitation through utilization of nuclear techniques as highly important.