Ottawa- March 7, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh spoke at a virtual program hosted by the Toronto-based Afghan Network for Social Services to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Other speakers included the Honorable MP Salma Zahid, the Honorable Commissioner Rahima Zarifi from the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan as well as a number of human rights activists and experts from Afghanistan, Canada and the United States.

Ambassador Soroosh spoke about the overall efforts and achievements in the areas of women’s empowerment and women’s rights in Afghanistan and conveyed the people and government of Afghanistan’s appreciation for Canada’s continued assistance to important and promising areas of women’s empowerment, health and education in Afghanistan. Ambassador Soroosh also thanked all the Canadian friends of Afghanistan within the parliament and civil society as well as the Afghan Canadian community for their continued commitment to advocating for women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.

Ottawa- April 30, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually with H.E. Dr. Melita Gabric, Ambassador of the European Union to Canada.

The two sides discussed COVID-19 situation; the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, cooperation between Afghanistan and the European Union;  and future collaboration between the two missions. They stressed the importance of preserving the hard-won gains of the past two decades in Afghanistan including in the areas of human rights and women’s empowerment.

Ambassador Soroosh expressed the people and government of Afghanistan’s appreciation for EU’s continued commitment to peace and development efforts in Afghanistan. 

Public Notice

The Embassy of Afghanistan will be closed on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 on the occasion of the Victory Day in Afghanistan.

به اطلاع مراجعین گرامی رسانیده می شود که سفارت ج.ا. افغانستان در اوتاوا به روز چهار شنبه مورخ ۲۸ اپریل۲۰۲۱ به مناسبت۸ ثور، روز پیروزی جهاد مردم افغانستان، تعطیل می باشد.

په اوتاوا کې د ا.ا.ج سفارت درنو مراجعینو ته په درنښت خبر ورکول کیږي چې د چهارشنبې په ورځ (۲۸ اپریل۲۰۲۱) د غوایي په اتمه، د افغانستان د خلکو د مقدس جهاد د بریا ورځ په مناسبت، تړلي وي. 

Ottawa-  April 27, 2021

Congratulations to the Canadian Federation of University Women and partners for successfully concluding the "WALK TO KABUL" advocacy campaign. The participants made great efforts by walking, running, skiing, and cycling the total distance that it would take to get from Ottawa to Kabul in support of Afghan women's rights in the ongoing peace process. The Embassy thanks all the Canadian friends who joined the campaign in solidarity with Afghan women.

The campaign was an important initiative to encourage International and Canadian support for Afghan women at this critical moment. The Afghan government remains committed to protecting Afghan women's rights and the hard-won gains of the past two decades in the areas of women’s rights and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan.

Ottawa- April 26, 2021

Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor, and Mr. Hakim Nasiry, Commercial Attaché, had a virtual meeting this afternoon with Mr. Trevor Kennedy, Director, Trade and International Policy – Business Council of Canada. They discussed bilateral trade as well as business and investment opportunities between Afghanistan and Canada. Mr. Kennedy explained about the areas of focus and major activities under the Business Council of Canada as the largest business association in Canada. Mr. Wardak spoke about the legal, policy and institutional frameworks for trade and investment as well as the newly established Federation of Chambers in Afghanistan and elaborated on major activities under the existing chambers in Afghanistan. Mr. Nasiry explained the status of bilateral trade between Afghanistan and Canada as well as some of the business and investment opportunities that exist in Afghanistan.
 
They further discussed post COVID-19 potential collaboration and joint activities.

Ottawa- April 23, 2021

 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh had a virtual meeting with Mr. David Hartman, Director General of the South Asia Bureau at the Global Affairs Canada.
 
The two sides discussed the recent developments with respect to the Afghan peace process; various aspects of bilateral cooperation as well as the ongoing efforts under the International Coordination and Response Group to support families of victims of Flight PS752.
 
Mr. Christopher Gibbins, Executive Director for Afghanistan at the Global Affairs Canada; Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission; and Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor from the Embassy of Afghanistan also attended this virtual conversation.

Ottawa- April 23, 2021

Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi met virtually this morning with Dr. Karen Schwartz, Associate Vice-President of the Carleton University and Mr. Carlos Vargas, International Outreach Manager of the University to discuss future academic collaborations between the Carleton University and Balkh University, Herat University as well as the Shaikh Zahid University in Afghanistan.
 
Dr. Schwartz spoke about the Carleton University including the twenty-seven Afghan students at Carleton University as well as the faculties within the University which have research programs on Afghanistan. She further spoke about the potential for faculty to faculty collaborations with the said universities in Afghanistan.

Ottawa- April 22, 2021

We are pleased to present the third episode of our Series about Afghan history, culture, art, and society dedicated to The Bactrian Hoard. Follow us to see more episodes under this series.

 

Ottawa- April 21, 2021

Congratulations to the Afghan Girls Robotic Team for being named the Youngest Members of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021!
The robotic team continues to inspire Afghan girls to follow their dreams in the scientific world and contribute to creating greater female empowerment in the country and the world. The work of the five girls-Somaya Faruqi, Ayda Hayderpoor, Elham Mansoori, Florance Pouya and Diana Wahabzada; especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, is inspirational to Afghanistan and the wider world encouraging us all to work together for a good cause.

Ottawa- April 22, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Hanif Atmar spoke with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau about expanding bilateral cooperation and the Afghan peace process.

Minister Atmar congratulated Marc Garneau on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada and praised the good and effective relations between the two countries during the tenure of former Canadian Foreign Minister François-Philippe Champagne.

Minister Atmar spoke about the latest developments in peace and postponement of the Istanbul Conference due to non-participation of the Taliban, and the efforts to strengthen regional consensus supporting the Afghan peace process. The Canadian Foreign Minister assured Mr. Atmar of Canada's comprehensive efforts to strengthen international and regional consensus supporting peace in Afghanistan.

The two sides exchanged views on dynamics of the International Coordination Group work and response to families of PS752 flight victims. They agreed on both countries' technical teams to work together for further coordination.

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