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Statement by H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Afghanistan at the OSCE Permanent Council

OSCE – Statement – PC1172 – H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel

Statement by H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel at the OSCE Special Meeting of the Permanent Council

Statement – OSCE – 1171 Special PC – 11.01.2018

OSCE event on migration

The Permanent Mission attended a high-level OSCE event on migration. Please find all relevant information here:

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented Letters of Credence to H.E. OSCE Secretary General, Ambassador Thomas Greminger

H.E. Ambassador Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel presented her Letters of Credence to H.E. Ambassador Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE. In her capacity as Permanent Representative to the OSCE, Madam Ambassador will foster and strengthen the excellent co-operation between Afghanistan and the OSCE, the world’s largest regional security organization, which is rooted in the 1973 Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE, Helsinki Final Act 1975), renamed to OSCE in 1995. Afghanistan joined the OSCE as a Partner for Co-operation in 2003, enjoying a special relationship with the organization, manifested by a large number of programmes and projects for Afghan stakeholders and declarations, which emphasized OSCE’s engagement with Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan benefit from the OSCE’s expertise and practical work on the ground: stimulation of the economy; regional connectivity; empowerment of women; freedom of the media; election support; addressing violent extremism;  to name but a few. No effort will be spared to make full use of the offerings of the OSCE to accomplish sustainable progress in Afghanistan.

Deputy Foreign Minister H.E. Ms. Adela Raz participates at the 2017 OSCE Asian Conference in Berlin

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Condolence letter from the Secretary General of the OSCE

We deeply thank the Secretary General of the OSCE, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, for his kind condolence letter, and we may quote: “It was with shock and profound sadness that I learned of today’s terrorist attack … Allow me to offer my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims. The OSCE joins the international community in standing united in combatting terrorism in all its manifestations.”

Afghanistan has been an OSCE Partner for Co-operation since 2003 and the OSCE has provided essential programmes and projects for stakeholders from Afghanistan ever since. Furthermore, the OSCE has deployed Election Support Teams to all elections that took place in Afghanistan since 2004.