Ottawa- September 23, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh had a virtual meeting this morning with H.E. Abdul Kadir Jailani, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Canada. The two sides discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation, the Afghan peace process as well as potential areas of collaboration between Afghanistan, Indonesia and Canada in the future.
Ambassador Soroosh extended his gratitude for Indonesia’s continued commitment and active engagement in support of Afghanistan and the Afghan peace process.
Ottawa- September 21, 2020
Happy International Day of Peace 2020!
On the International Day of Peace, we once again thank Canada as a committed & consistent partner for standing alongside our people, helping Shape Peace Together based on our shared values of peace, democracy, diversity and human rights.
Ottawa- September 17, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Mazida Soroor, a brilliant actress who made significant contributions to the development of theater and cinema in Afghanistan. She passed away at the age of 75 earlier this week in Toronto.
We extend our sincere condolences to her family, friends, Afghan-Canadian community and all our fellow Afghans. May she rest in peace!

Ottawa, September 16, 2020

Excerpts from an unofficial translation of the letter by H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued in response to an earlier congratulatory message by H.E. the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada addressed to H.E. the President on the 101st anniversary of the restoration of Afghanistan’s independence:

“I am glad that Afghanistan and Canada are standing alongside each other and working together to achieve our common goals.”
“We cherish our shared values and remain committed to further expanding relations between our two countries.”

Ottawa- September 15, 2020

As we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, we recognize the undeniable and irreversible progress made in building democratic institutions and institutionalizing democratic rights in Afghanistan. On this occasion, we honor the many sacrifices made by the people of Afghanistan and our international partners including Canada over the past 19 years to consolidate the democratic process and preserve our shared principles and values.

Ottawa- September 13, 2013

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh participated and spoke virtually yesterday at the Commemoration of the Martyrs Week organized by the Toronto-Based Afghan community in collaboration with the Embassy and the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto. For full vedio, please click on the link below:


September 13, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada welcomes the start of negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban. After more than 40 years of conflict, this is a long-awaited opportunity to pursue the elements of peace for the people of Afghanistan.

“With the start of negotiations, we also call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire to permit the ongoing provision of safe assistance to those in need, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause suffering in Afghanistan. A ceasefire would demonstrate to all Afghans the seriousness of commitments toward achieving a sustainable peace.

“An effective peace process will require the meaningful inclusion of all parts of Afghan society, including women, ethnic minorities and other marginalized groups.

“Canada stands ready to further support the people of Afghanistan as hopes for a peaceful future emerge.”

Ottawa- September 11, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh had a phone conversation this afternoon with Mr. David Hartman, Director General of the South Asia Bureau at the Global Affairs Canada. The two sides discussed the Afghan peace process and the start of peace talks in Doha. They further discussed the key points of international consensus in support of the peace process including the need for a ceasefire, preservation of the gains of the past 19 years in Afghanistan including the Republic, democratic rights and national institutions as well as long-term partnership between Afghanistan and the international community.
Ambassador Soroosh extended his gratitude for Canada’s unwavering commitment and principled position in support of the peace process and long-term partnership with Afghanistan.
Mr. Christopher Gibbins, Executive Director for Afghanistan at the Global Affairs Canada; Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission; and Mr. Azim Wardak, Economic Counselor from the Embassy of Afghanistan also attended the phone conversation.
Ottawa- September 11, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh had a phone conversation with H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Canada and H.E. Ambassador Sheherazade Hirji, AKDN Diplomatic Representative to Afghanistan.
They discussed the AKDN’S ongoing engagement in various areas in Afghanistan including COVID-19 response efforts, education, women’s empowerment, energy cooperation, tourism promotion and restoration of historical sites. They further discussed the peace process, the upcoming Geneva Conference on Afghanistan as well as future potential collaboration in line with the urgent needs and long-term priorities in Afghanistan.
Mr. Azim Wardak, Economic Counselor of the Embassy also attended this phone conversation.
Ottawa- September 10, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually this afternoon with Mr. Steve Tipman, Executive Director of the Trade Facilitation Office (TFO) Canada. The two sides discussed the current bilateral trade and future potential collaboration in various areas including market access studies, trade-related information sharing and capacity building; women’s entrepreneurship development as well as COVID-19 recovery and trade-related priorities.
Mr. Azim Wardak, Economic Counselor; Mr. Hakim Nasiry, Commercial Attaché and Mr. Zaki Munshi, TFO Program Director for Asia also participated in this virtual meeting.
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