Ambassador Manizha Bakhtari met with Bernard Faustenhammer, Deputy Chief of Protocol at the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday, 26th of January. In this meeting Mr. Faustenhammer accepted Ambassador Bahktari’s Letter of Credence to the Republic of Austria.
During the meeting, Ambassador Bahktari reiterated the long-standing bilateral relationship between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Republic of Austria. The Ambassador expressed deep gratitude for Austria’s continued contributions to the peace and security of Afghanistan, particularly its contributions to ISAF and RSM.
Lastly, the Ambassador highlighted the transformation which Afghanistan has undergone in the past two decades, referring particularly to the transformation of the role of women and achievements in the field of women empowerment.
Ambassador Bahktari concluded by stating that she looks forward to strengthening the bilateral relationship between Austria and Afghanistan in the fields of economic development, trade, culture and security.