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Ottawa- December 13, 2019

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met with Ms. Shelly Whiting, Director General for Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion at the Global Affairs Canada.

The two sides discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to human rights including the importance of women’s empowerment, human rights education and addressing the challenges facing the people with disabilities in Afghanistan. They also discussed the re-accreditation of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), improved capacity of reporting on human rights treaties in Afghanistan and future cooperation and exchange of experiences on human rights issues at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor and Ms. Shabana Kargar, Head of the Cultural and Social Affairs Section from the Embassy also attended the meeting.