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Ottawa- December 05, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met at the Afghan Embassy with the Global Affairs Canada-South Asia Bureau team led by Executive Director Diane Harper. They discussed current areas of cooperation including education, health, women’s empowerment, peace and security as well as future collaboration both bilaterally and in the context of triangular, regional and international cooperation platforms. DCM Sayed...

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Ottawa- December 3, 2019 On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, H.E. President Ghani addressed a gathering and highlighted the importance of addressing the challenges facing the people with disabilities in the country including through simplification of procedures and improved service delivery for them. President Ghani also paid a visit to an exhibition of artwork by people with disabilities...

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Ottawa- November 30, 2019 DCM Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi addressed the launch of a book titled “Immigrant Women, Narrative of Pain and Resilience” organised by the Afghan Women Center (AWC) in the city of Montréal. Mrs. Makai Aref, President of AWC and other co-organizers also spoke in the event. In this book, women from various countries including Afghanistan share their first-hand...

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Ottawa- November 28, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met with H.E. Maeng-ho Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Canada. They discussed bilateral cooperation as well as potential areas of trilateral cooperation between Afghanistan, the Republic of Korea and Canada including in the area of education with a special focus on technical and vocational education for women and girls in...

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Ottawa- November 26, 2019 On November 18, 2019, the FBMI Afghan Peace Carpets Exhibition was opened at the War Museum of Canada. Mr. Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission; H.E. Fahad Saeed Al Raqbani, Ambassador of the UAE to Canada; General Rick Hiller, Former Chief of Defense Staff; Mr. Dawood Jabarkhyl, Chairman of the Fatima Bint Mohamed Bin Zayed Initiative...

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Ottawa- November 25, 2019 The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence began in Afghanistan with a high-level gathering at the Presidential Palace where H.E. President Ghani outlined the ongoing efforts, achievements as well as future priorities in addressing gender-based violence in the country. On this occasion, we express our gratitude to all international partners including Canada for their continued...

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Ottawa- November 19, 2019 Deputy Chief of Mission Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi participated at a celebration reception of the 10 inspiring recipients of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award hosted by Hon. Senator Mobina Jaffer, Hon. Senator Ratna Omidvar & the Global Centre for Pluralism at the Senate of Canada. The Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) is among the “Honorable Mentions”...

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Ottawa- November 18, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh participated as a keynote speaker at an event entitled “Afghanistan, Regional Cooperation and International Partnership: Prospects for Self-reliance, Peace and Stability” at the University of British Columbia. The event was organized under the Greater Central Asia Initiative at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs with the participation of scholars, policy...

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Ottawa- November 17, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh spoke at a gathering organized by the Afghan-Canadian Association of British Columbia. Ambassador Soroosh briefed the participants about the ongoing processes in Afghanistan as well as the Embassy’s work plan and priority areas including cultural diplomacy, women’s empowerment, trade and investment. Mr. Ahmad Ratib Rahimi, President of the Association presented a briefing on...

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Ottawa- November 15, 2019 The University Women Helping Afghan Women under the Canadian Federation of University Women -Ottawa hosted today a luncheon program for Ambassador Hassan Soroosh in Ottawa. During the luncheon program, Ambassador Soroosh briefed the group about the policy and institutional frameworks as well as the ongoing efforts in the area of women’s empowerment in Afghanistan. Ambassador Soroosh...

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Ottawa- November 15, 2019 Deputy Chief of Mission Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi participated at DCMs’ Luncheon hosted by the Embassy of the Philippines in Ottawa. The participants discussed the importance of cooperation among countries in the Indo-Pacific & the Asia Pacific region as well as future cooperation with Canada.

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Ottawa- November 13, 2019 Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, AKDN’s Resident Representative to Canada hosted a dinner to welcome Ambassador Hassan Soroosh to Canada. The dinner was attended by high-level officials from the Global Affairs Canada, Ambassadors of Germany and UAE and representatives from the Embassies of China and Kazakhstan. The dinner also provided the opportunity to discuss common priorities and future...