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Ottawa- December 19, 2019

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met with H.E. Paul Thoppil, Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia-Pacific at the Global Affairs Canada. The two sides discussed a wider range of issues pertaining to Canada’s development program for Afghanistan; bilateral trade and investment as well as the potential for trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, Canada and other international partners. They further discussed the peace process; security sector support and long-term post-peace socio-economic development in Afghanistan.

Ms. Diane Harper, Executive Director at the South Asia Bureau; Ms. Rifah Khan Blackburn, Trade Commissioner for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Asia Pacific Branch; Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor from the Afghan Embassy were also present in the meeting.