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International Coordination and Response Group for [families of] the victims of Flight PS752 – Framework for Cooperation with Iran

International Coordination and Response Group for [families of] the victims of Flight PS752 – Framework for Cooperation with Iran

LONDON, January 16, 2020 Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK – members of the International Coordination and Response Group for [families of] the victims of Flight PS752 -held an in-person meeting at Canada House in London, UK, today and agreed upon a framework for cooperation with Iran in response to this tragedy to provide closure. accountability, transparency and justice...

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Ottawa- January 14, 2020 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met this afternoon with Ms. Meredith Preston McGhie, the new Secretary General of the Global Center for Pluralism at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa. The two sides discussed the ongoing activities and projects under the Center. They further discussed the potential for future cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan...

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Ottawa- January 10, 2020 The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa hosted a dinner program for a group of Afghan-Canadian experts, scholars, and activists based in Ottawa. During the program, the participants discussed cultural and academic exchanges as well as development cooperation, trade and investment between Afghanistan and Canada. They stressed the importance of networking events and joint activities in the...

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Ottawa- January 10, 2020 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met this afternoon with Ms. Gwyn Kutz, Director General for Peace and Stabilization Operations Program at the Global Affairs Canada. The two sides discussed the peace process and security sector support in Afghanistan as well as future cooperation both bilaterally and under the global platforms. Among other issues, they emphasized the importance of...

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Ottawa- January 9, 2020 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh visited the International Development Research Center (IDRC) this afternoon and met with Mr. Jean Lebel, President, and Ms. Dominique Charron, Vice-President of the Center.The two sides discussed various areas of research collaboration in the past as well as potential research partnership in the future in areas such as SDGs, environment, education, women’s empowerment,...

Message of Condolence on the Tragic Crash of the Ukranian Airlines Plane

Message of Condolence on the Tragic Crash of the Ukranian Airlines Plane

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan issued a message of condolence on the tragic crash of the Ukrainian Airlines plane in Iran: “We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of the Ukrainian aircraft crash, today 8 January 2020, in Tehran which took the lives of 176 passengers on board.” We, at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa, express...

Message by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh on the occasion of the New Year 2020

Message by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh on the occasion of the New Year 2020

As we are moving into 2020, on behalf of the entire Team at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa, I wish everyone in Canada a happy, fulfilling and prosperous New Year. I hope that in 2020, building on the previous and ongoing collective efforts, cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada will grow stronger at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh Speaks about the Post-Taliban International Engagement in Afghanistan in An Interview with The Globe and Mail

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh Speaks about the Post-Taliban International Engagement in Afghanistan in An Interview with The Globe and Mail

Post-Taliban mission was not a failure, despite scathing U.S. report, Afghan ambassador to Ottawa says Ottawa- The Globe and Mail, Michelle Carbert, December 23, 2019 Afghanistan’s ambassador to Canada says the post-Taliban mission in the country was not a failure, after an investigation revealed U.S. officials did not tell the truth about the war and hid evidence that the mission...

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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...

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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...

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Ottawa- December 12, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met with Mr. Jean-Bernard Parenteau, Acting Director General, Canadian Partnerships for Health and Social Empowerment; Ms. Nathalie O’Neil, Director of Education and Social Empowerment; and Ms. Diane Harper, Executive Director at the South Asia Bureau, Global Affairs Canada. During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing projects and future programs in the area of...

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Ottawa- December 11, 2019 The findings of the 2019 Survey of the Afghan People which were shared by the Asia Foundation this afternoon at the Ottawa University, reveal a number of important positive trends in the country including a higher level of optimism about the country’s direction; greater public support for the constitution and women’s empowerment in the country; greater...