Ottawa- April 3, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh and Mr. David Hartman, Director General of the South Asia Bureau, Global Affairs Canada held a telemeeting on Friday, April 03, 2020. They discussed the ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in Canada and Afghanistan as well as the bilateral and multilateral cooperation in response to COVID-19.
Ms. Diane Harper, Executive Director of the South Asia Bureau and Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission also attended the telemeeting.
The telemeeting was a follow-up to the teleconference on COVID-19 co-organized recently by the Global Affairs Canada and the Embassy of the Philippines in Ottawa to discuss Canada’s measures in response to COVID-19 as well as the relevant national and international efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ottawa- March 26, 2020
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh and High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria of India held a telemeeting. The two sides discussed various aspects of bilateral meeting; the potential for triangular cooperation between Afghanistan, India and Canada as well as the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 at various levels including under SAARC.
High Commissioner Bisaria offered his condolences on yesterday’s terrorist attack on a Gurudwara in Kabul which claimed the lives of many innocent people including women and children. Ambassador Soroosh thanked High Commissioner Bisaria for his sympathy and stated that the attack was a barbaric and cowardly attack against humanity at a time when people in Afghanistan and around the world collectively fight the spread of COVID-19. Ambassador Soroosh further stated that the Sikh community as a patriotic and peaceful community is making a huge contribution to the Afghan society and the government is committed to protecting the lives of all citizens in the country.
Ottawa- March 19, 2020
We would like to inform that the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa will be closed on Friday, March 20, 2020 on the occasion of Nowruz and New Year 1399. We would like to further inform that given the emergency situation due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Afghanistan will restrict its services to emergency issues as of Monday, March 23, 2020 until further notice.
به اطلاع عموم مراجعین محترم رسانیده میشود که سفارت جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان مقیم اوتاوا، فردا جمعه مورخ ۲۰ مارچ ۲۰۲۰ به مناسبت نوروز و سال نو هجری شمسی ۱۳۹۹ تعطیل میباشد.
همچنین به اطلاع رسانیده میشود که به علت شیوع جهانی ویروس کرونا (COVID-19) و با توجه به اهمیت سلامتی مراجعین، فعالیت های بخش قونسلی سفارت سر از تاریخ ۲۳ مارچ ۲۰۲۰ الی اطلاع ثانوی محدود به موارد بسیار عاجل و ضروری می باشد.
په اوتاوا کې د افغانستان سفارت دقونسلي څانګې محترمو مراجعینو ته په درنښت خبر ورکول کیږي، چې سبا جمعه د ۲۰۲۰ کال د مارچ شلمه، د ۱۳۹۹ لمریز کال د رارسېدو او نوروز د لمانځلو په مناسبت به، د افغانستان سفارت رخصت وي. همدارنګه په نړیواله کچه د کرونا وایروس(COVID-19) د چټک خپریدو له کبله، په کاناډا کې د افغانستان د سفارت قونسلي څانګه د محترمو مراجعینو او خپلو کارکوونکو د روغتیایي خوندیتوب په موخه د روان ۲۰۲۰ کال د مارچ میاشتې له ۲۳ نېټې څخه تر دویمې (ثاني) خبرتیا پورې خپل ورځني فعالیتونه یوازې د بیړنیو چارو ترسره کولو ته ځانګړي کوي.
Ottawa- March 17, 2020
Happy National Day of Journalists to all courageous Afghan journalists who are playing a crucial role in promoting and protecting democratic values in Afghanistan. We pay tribute to all those heroic journalists who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the cause of freedom, democracy and justice in Afghanistan.
Photos from open online sources
Ottawa- March 11, 2020
Ambassador Soroosh spoke at the University of Ottawa in an event under the Ambassadors’ Series which was jointly organized by CIPS and GSPIA. Ambassador Soroosh spoke about the Afghan government’s vision and plan for peace and shared the Afghan perspective of the recent developments in the peace process. He further elaborated on long-term peacebuilding initiatives including those related to economic development and regional connectivity. The event also included a Q & A session.
Mr. Jeffrey Simpson, Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa moderated the event and Dr. Nipa Banerjee, Senior Fellow delivered the closing remarks.
Ottawa- March 8, 2020
On this occasion in Afghanistan, we celebrate the inspiring accomplishments and contributions of courageous Afghan women as ministers, ambassadors, MPs, military and police officers, scientists, teachers, mayors, human rights activists, journalists, artists, athletes and entrepreneurs in achieving lasting peace and sustainable development in Afghanistan. We express our gratitude to Canada as a global champion of women’s rights for its continued support to women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.
Ottawa- February 29, 2020
Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission spoke as the Special Guest at the Secret Marathon film screening during the Thousand Islands Film Festival held in the city of Brockville.
We would like to congratulate Co-Director & Executive Producer Kate McKenzie, and her team for producing this wonderful film. We would also like to thank Honorable Jason Baker, the Mayor of Brockville, for his warm welcome & hospitality.
Ambassador Soroosh Meets with Lauryn Oates, Executive Director of the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
Ottawa- February 6, 2020
Ambassador Soroosh met with Ms. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director of the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa. The two sides discussed various aspects of women’s empowerment in Afghanistan particularly in the context of peace process. They further discussed CW4WAfghan’s ongoing activities as well as future joint activities in Canada.
Ms. Shabana Kargar, Head of the Cultural and Social Affairs Section of the Embassy also attended the meeting.