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Exhibitions by Member States during the 63rd IAEA General Conference

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel actively participated in the many Side Events and Exhibitions scheduled during the 63rd IAEA General Conference.

Numerous exhibitions were organized by the IAEA Member States, organizations and the IAEA Secretariat. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel took an active role in personally visiting each booth and shared the needs and priorities of Afghanistan and advised the Mission team to follow-up the cooperation and the offered services by each Member States. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel commended their efforts for ensuring the peaceful and safe use of nuclear science and technology for global sustainable development.

The IAEA 63rd General Conference and the achievements of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Afghanistan

The 63rd IAEA General Conference started with the successful completion of a new Country Programme Framework for Afghanistan for the next six years, which was signed by Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel and Deputy Director-General Dazhu Yang on the margins of the General Conference. The new Country Programme Framework represents a key success for this Conference and for Afghanistan.

During the plenary session of the IAEA General Conference, Dr. Tahir Sharan, Director-General of Afghanistan Atomic Energy High Commission, delivered the National statement to thank and appreciate the efforts of the IAEA for their cooperation and support to Afghanistan. In this occasion, Dr. Tahir Sharan, paid tribute to the late Director-General, Mr. Yukiya Amano for his strong leadership over the past years and express our 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. Afghanistan was among the first founding members of IAEA in 1957, and since then has benefitted from the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme in different priority areas. The new Framework will serve as a key instrument for strengthening technical cooperation between the Government of Afghanistan and the Secretariat.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel actively participated in the many Side Events scheduled during the General Conference. The event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women provided an insightful review on the pivotal role of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in women. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended this important event to stand for women empowerment, health equality and to discuss IAEA support for Afghanistan priorities.

Furthermore, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended and spoke at the Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme. In her intervention, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel emphasized the importance of the IAEA technical cooperation programme and the Office of Legal Affairs’ support for Afghanistan in developing and maintaining national legal frameworks for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology. As a founding member of the IAEA in 1957, Afghanistan has started to benefit from the Agency’s excellent cooperation as early as its establishment. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel called on all Member States to share their views on past experiences, benefits, and lesson learned from the IAEA technical cooperation activities.

The IAEA General Conference was enriched by exhibitions organized by the numerous Member States, organizations and the IAEA Secretariat. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel took an active role in personally visiting each booth and shared the needs and priorities of Afghanistan and advised the Mission team to follow-up the cooperation and the offered services by each Member States. Ambassador Ebrahimkhel commended their efforts for ensuring the peaceful and safe use of nuclear science and technology for global sustainable development.

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel attends Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme: Addressing Member State’s Needs, on the margins of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended and spoke at the Side Event on The IAEA’s Legislative Assistance Programme, which took place on the side-lines of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference. In her intervention, Ambassador Ebrahimkhel emphasized the importance of the IAEA technical cooperation programme and the Office of Legal Affairs’ support for Afghanistan in developing and maintaining national legal frameworks for the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology.

As a founding member of the IAEA in 1957, Afghanistan has started to benefit from the Agency’s excellent cooperation as early as its establishment. Over the past few years Afghanistan has been able to benefit from the Agency’s Technical Cooperation Programme in different priority areas. Today we keep benefitting from the IAEA’s support through a new Country Programme Framework for the next six years for Afghanistan that has been signed at the margins of the IAEA General Conference.

Afghanistan has also received IAEA assistance for developing and revising Afghanistan’s Nuclear Energy Act, which was approved by Afghan parliament in 2017.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel concluded her remarks by thanking the IAEA, friend and allies for their contribution and continuous support to Afghanistan and called on all Member States to share their views on past experiences, benefits and lesson learned from the IAEA technical cooperation activities.

 

Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel attends Side Event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women on the margins of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attends side event on Improving the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases in Women, which took place on the side-lines of the IAEA’s 63rd General Conference. Experts at the event reviewed the pivotal role of nuclear techniques in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in women. Panellists discussed the importance of recognizing the atypical symptoms of cardiovascular diseases in women for treatment and diagnosis.

Ambassador Ebrahimkhel attended this important event to stand for women empowerment and health equality. We need to empower women, society at large, health care providers and the medical community to reach health equality.

IAEA support is essential for providing better diagnostic care, providing training in medical imaging in cardiology and strengthening clinical standards, educational resources and opportunities for Afghan specialists.

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.

Read more on: https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/afghanistan-signs-a-country-programme-framework-cpf-for-2019-2023

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.

Read more on https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/afghanistan-signs-a-country-programme-framework-cpf-for-2019-2023

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.

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 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.