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On the International Human Rights Day, we are pleased to inform that the Law on the Protection of Child Rights is now approved by the Afghan Parliament. Over the past 18 years, considerable efforts have been made in the areas of legislation, policy making and institution building in Afghanistan which have culminated in significant improvement in promotion, monitoring and protection...

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Ottawa- December 07, 2019 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh hosted a dinner in honor of friends and colleagues from the AKDN Canada; Global Affairs Canada and Ambassador Nurjehan Mawani, former AKDN Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan. During the dinner, they discussed a range of issues related to the current and future cooperation between Afghanistan, AKDN and Canada.

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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...