Ottawa-  April 16, 2021
 
Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually with the Executive Director and Board members of the Afghan Women’s Organization (AWO) based in Toronto.
Ms. Adeena Niazi, Executive Director and Heads of various sections under AWO spoke about major priorities and ongoing activities in the framework of AWO.
Ambassador Soroosh spoke about the overall efforts and achievements made in the area of women’s empowerment in Afghanistan over the past two decades as well as women’s participation in the peace process. He further explained about the Embassy’s priorities and activities including those related to women’s empowerment, cultural diplomacy and engagement with the Afghan diaspora.
Ambassador Soroosh praised the continued efforts of AWO in empowering newcomers with a special focus on women and their families as well as its support to humanitarian programs in Afghanistan.
 
به تاریخ 16 اپریل 2021، آقای حسن سروش، سفیر افغانستان در اوتاوا با رئیس اجرایی، هیأت مدیره و اعضای انجمن زنان افغان در تورنتو به صورت مجازی ملاقات نمود. خانم آدینه نیازی، رئیس اجرایی و مسئولین بخش های مختلف انجمن راجع به اولویت ها و فعالیت های جاری در چارچوب انجمن زنان افغان صحبت نمودند.
سفیر افغانستان راجع به تلاش ها و دستاوردها در عرصه توانمندسازی زنان در افغانستان در دو دهه گذشته؛ مشارکت زنان در چارچوب پروسه صلح و همچنین اولویت ها و فعالیت های سفارت از جمله در عرصه توانمندسازی زنان، دیپلماسی فرهنگی و فعالیت های مشترک با دیاسپورای افغان در کانادا صحبت نمود.
سفیر افغانستان از تلاش های دوامدار انجمن زنان افغان در زمینه توانمند سازی مهاجرین تازه وارد با تمرکز روی زنان و فامیل های شان و همچنین حمایت از فعالیت های بشردوستانه در افغانستان تقدیر نمود.
آقای نبی حبیبی، مسئول امور قونسلی و امور دیاسپورا و خانم فقیری از همکاران بخش امور اجتماعی و حقوق بشر سفارت نیز در این ملاقات مجازی اشتراک داشتند.
د ۲۰۲۱ کال د اپریل په ۱۶ نېټه په اوتاوا کې د افغانستان سفیر ښاغلي حسن سروش په تورنتو کې د افغان ښځو د ټولنې له اجرائي رئیسې، مدیره هیئت او غړو سره مجازي ملاقات وکړ. مېرمن آدینه نیازۍ، د ټولنې اجرائي رئیسې او د انجمن د مختلفو څانګو مسئولینو د افغان ښځو د ټولنې په لومړیتوبونو او روانو فعالیتونو په هکله خبرې وکړې.
د افغانستان سفیر په تېرو دوه لسیزو کې په افغانستان کې د ښځو د پیاوړتیا په برخه کې په هڅو او لاسته راوړنو؛ د سولې پروسې په چارچوب کې د ښځو د ګډون او همدارنګه د سفارت په لومړیتوبونو او فعالیتونو له هغه ډلې د ښځو د پیاوړتیا په برخه کې، کلتوري ډیپلماسۍ او په کاناډا کې له افغان ډیاسپورا سره د ګډو فعالیتونو په هکله خبرې وکړې.
د افغانستان سفیر کاناډا ته د نویو راغلو کډوالو او د دوی د مېرمنو او کورنیو د پیاوړتیا په برخه کې او همدارنګه په افغانستان کې د بشرپالنې د فعالیتونو د ملاتړ په هلکه د افغان ښځو د ټولنې له تلپاتې هلو ځلو څخه مننه او قدردانی وکړ.

Ottawa- April 12, 2021

Following the previous meeting between the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Ottawa and the University of Ottawa, the first meeting between the Kabul University, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the University of Ottawa were held virtually this morning.
 
Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy moderated the meeting and thanked all the participants for this timely conversation.
 
Hon. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Osman Baburi, Chancellor and Hon. Prof. Mohammad Shafi Sharifi, Vice-Chancellor of the Kabul University gave an introduction to Kabul University and spoke about the relevant reforms and transformation plans.
 
Hon. prof. Jacque Fremont, President of the University of Ottawa thanked the Embassy and DCM Ahmadi for arranging this meeting and spoke about various areas of collaboration including signing an MoU between the two universities in the near future.
 
Hon. Prof. Sanni Yaya, Vice-Chancellor, International and Francophonie of the University of Ottawa, Hon. Dr. Adel El Zaïm, Associate Vice President of the University of Ottawa and Hon. Prof. Faisal Amin, Vice-Chancellor of Students Affairs of Kabul University were also present in this virtual meeting.

Ottawa- April 09, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually yesterday with Ms. Manizha Wafeq, Co-founder and President of Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI).
Ms. Wafeq delivered a presentation on the Women's National Business Agenda (WNBA) which has been prepared recently by AWCCI as a roadmap for Afghan women’s economic empowerment. She highlighted major challenges facing Afghan businesswomen as well as the potential solutions as outlined under WNBA.
The two sides discussed future joint activities and potential bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada in support of WNBA.
Ambassador Soroosh praised the work of AWCCI in developing WNBA as a guiding document for Afghan businesswomen and the relevant stakeholders and partners.
Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor and Mr. Hakim Nasiry, Commercial Attaché from the Embassy also attended this virtual meeting.

Ottawa- April 6, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually with the President and Executive Board of Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal (AWCM). Ambassador Soroosh spoke about the Embassy’s priorities and plans including in the area of women’s empowerment at both bilateral and multilateral levels.
Mrs. Makaii Aref, President of AWCM briefed the Ambassador and the Embassy staff about the Center’s priorities and activities. The rest of participants from AWCM also shared their views and experiences under the AWCM.
Ambassador Soroosh expressed his gratitude for the continued efforts of AWCM in empowering immigrant women through dedicated education and training programs over the past two decades.
The provision of consular services, as well as future collaboration between the Embassy and AWCM, were also discussed during the meeting.
 
آقای حسن سروش، سفیر جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان در کانادا به تاریخ 6 اپریل 2021 با رییس و هیئت رهبری مرکز زنان افغان در مونتریال ملاقات نمود. در این ملاقات که به صورت مجازی انجام شد، سفیر افغانستان در مورد اولویت ها و برنامه های سفارت از جمله در زمینه توانمند سازی زنان در سطح دوجانبه و چند جانبه صحبت نمود.
خانم مکی عارف، رییس مرکز زنان افغان برای سفیر و همکاران سفارت در باره فعالیت ها و برنامه های مرکز معلومات ارایه کرد. همچنین سایر اشتراک کنندگان برنامه راجع به تجربیات و فعالیت های خویش در چارچوب مرکز زنان افغان در مونتریال صحبت کردند.
سفیر افغانستان از فعالیت های مداوم این مرکز در عرصه آموزش و برنامه های کار آموزی برای بانوان مهاجر طی دو دهه گذشته ابراز قدردانی کرد.
در این ملاقات، راجع به برنامه های مشترک میان سفارت و مرکز زنان افغان در آینده و ارایه خدمات قونسلی سفارت نیز بحث و تبادل نظر صورت گرفت.
 
په کاناډا کې د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت سفیر ښاغلي حسن سروش د ۲۰۲۱ کال د اپریل په ۶ نېټه په مونټریال کې د افغان ښځو د مرکز له رئیسې او رهبري هیئت سره مجازي لیدنه او ملاقات ترسره کړ. د افغانستان سفیر د سفارت د لومړیتوبونو او پروګرامونو، له هغې ‌ډلې په دوه اړخیزه او څو اړخیزه کچه د افغان ښځو د پیاوړتیا په هکله خبرې وکړې.
ورپسې میرمن مکۍ عارف، په مونټریال کې د افغان ښځو د مرکز رئیسې د افغانستان سفیر او د سفارت همکارانو ته د خپل بنسټ د کړنو او پروګرامونو په هکله معلومات ورکړل. همدرانګه د پروګرام نورو ګډونوالو په نوموړي مرکز کې د خپلو تجربو او فعالیتونو په هکله خبرې وکړې.
د افغانستان سفیر په تېرو دوه لسیزو کې د نوموړي مرکز لخوا د افغان کډوالو مېرمنو لپاره د زده کړو او کاري پروګرامونو د پرانستلو په برخه کې د اغیزمنو او تلپاتې فعالیتونو د ترسره کولو څخه مننه او قدردانی وکړ.
په دغه ملاقات کې، د نوموړي مرکز او سفارت په راتلونکو ګډو پروګرامونو او د سفارت لخوا افغانانو ته د غوره قونسلي خدمتونو د وړاندې کولو په هکله هم خبرې وشوې.

Ottawa- April 6, 2021

From the cricket pitches to the football fields as well as martial arts, sports have played a critical role in connecting our fellow Afghans with one another. Today on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we recognize the achievements of our athletes and sport teams, especially Afghan girls, who continue to inspire the world including with their efforts and achievements in the sport fields. We further recognize the role that sports play in uniting people all around the world.
 
Sports offer an opportunity for participants to work together as a team, enable inclusion and promote healthy living. Although the pandemic has made it difficult for this to happen, staying active in your home can help improve our personal wellbeing. By remaining vigilant in protecting ourselves and others around us during these difficult times, we can make sure that we are soon able to come together again to watch or participate in our favourite sports.

Announcement

Ottawa- April 01, 2021

The Embassy of the I. R. of Afghanistan in Ottawa and the Consular Section will be closed on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 and Monday, April 5th, 2021 due to the Canadian public holidays. The Embassy will resume its operations on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021.

به اطلاع عموم مراجعین سفارت جمهوري اسلامي افغانستان مقیم اوتاوا رسانیده می شود که سفارت و بخش قونسلي آن به روز های جمعه، دوم اپریل ۲۰۲۱ و دوشنبه، پنجم اپریل ۲۰۲۱، به علت تعطیلات عمومی در کانادا، مسدود می باشد.

 په اوتاوا کې د افغانستان د اسلامي جمهوری سفارت ټولو محترمو مراجعینو ته خبر ورکول کیږي چې سفارت او د قونسلي چارو څانګه به د جمعې، د ۲۰۲۱ کال د اپریل ۲ او دوشنبې، د ۲۰۲۱ کال د اپریل په ۵ نېټو په کاناډا کې د عمومي رخصتۍ له کبله تړلي وي.

 

 

Ottawa- March 30, 2021

                                                                         

We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and high-level representatives of the Participating Countries, joined by the high level representatives of the Supporting Countries and of the Supporting Regional and International Organizations, having met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 30th March 2021 at the 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process (HoA-IP), under co-chairmanship of H.E. Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan and H.E. Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan;

We express our gratitude to H.E. Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan and H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for inaugurating the 9th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process;

Recalling the previous Ministerial Declarations of the HoA-IP and reaffirming our commitment to the principles, objectives, and outcomes enshrined in the Declarations for promoting peace, security, and prosperity in Afghanistan and the Heart of Asia Region;

Reaffirming that the HoA-IP is an important platform led by Afghanistan for enhancing dialogue and building trust among regional countries. The HoA-IP promotes regional political, security and economic cooperation with the goal of building peace, stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and the entire region;

Stressing the need to advance regional cooperation and dialogue as effective and necessary means to address common challenges and to promote security, stability and socio-economic development in the Heart of Asia Region, and renewing our commitment to strengthening enhanced cooperation through various combinations of bilateral, trilateral and multilateral processes among Participating and Supporting Countries in an effective manner;

Admiring the cooperation and solidarity of the countries and organizations participating in the HoA-IP, during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the assistance provided;

Peace, Political and Security Cooperation

  1. We support the ongoing efforts for the peace process and the continuation of the negotiations between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Taliban. While recognizing the importance and contributions of neighboring countries and regional and international partners, we call upon them to maximize their efforts for the success of the peace process;
  2. We acknowledge that long-term stability and prosperity in the region require peace and security in Afghanistan, and therefore the region as well as the international community has a shared responsibility and common interest to work together for promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region as a whole;
  3. We welcome the renewed diplomatic efforts by all countries to accelerate the peace process through a meaningful peace negotiation, including the ongoing negotiations in Doha, the Moscow “Troika plus” meeting, and diligent preparations for a high-level meeting in Turkey. We also support the enhanced role for the UN in the peace process, and in this regard, welcome the recent appointment of the UN Secretary General’s personal envoy to Afghanistan and the surrounding region;
  4. We recognize that a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire will enable all sides to reach an agreement on a political settlement, and in this regard, we affirm that any political settlement must protect the rights of all Afghans, including women, youth and minorities. It should also respect the strong desire of Afghans to achieve durable peace and prosperity, and must respond to their strong desire to sustain and build on the economic, social, political and development gains achieved since 2001, including respect for Afghanistan’s international obligations;
  5. We condemn the continuing high level of violence in Afghanistan, especially the high number of civilian causalities and deliberate targeting of civil service employees, civil society activists, human rights defenders, journalists and media workers by the Taliban and terrorist groups. While condemning in the strongest terms, all terrorist activities in all forms and manifestations as being criminal and unjustifiable; we emphasize the need for an immediate, permanent and comprehensive ceasefire, resume meaningful peace negotiations and full respect for International Humanitarian Law;
  6. We also express our concerns about the continued relations between the Taliban and international terrorist groups, including Al-Qaida as outlined in the twenty-seventh report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of the United Nations Security Council (S/2021/68). While taking note of the recent announcement made by the Taliban to have ordered its members across Afghanistan not to allow foreign fighters in their ranks, we reaffirm the importance of ensuring that the territory of Afghanistan is not used as safe havens for any terrorist groups, foreign terrorist entity, including Daesh/ISIS, Al-Qaida or other regional and international terrorist groups and their affiliates, including those referenced in the previous HoA Declarations;
  7. We commend the sacrifices and achievements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and in the fight against international terrorism, and we emphasize the importance of supporting the Afghan Government in capacity building, in particular of the ANDSF, in securing their country and in the fight against international terrorism;
  8. We remain determined to counter all forms and manifestations of terrorism and extremism by reinforcing our collective efforts. We reiterate our resolve to work together to prevent and suppress terrorist acts through increased regional and international solidarity and cooperation, in accordance with the UN Charter and obligations under international law, including international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and where applicable the international refugee law, as well as through the full implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions. In this regard, we strongly call for concerted regional and international cooperation to ensure dismantling of terrorist sanctuaries and safe havens, preventing and interdicting the movement of terrorists and terrorist groups, including foreign terrorist fighters, across the countries of the HoA Region and anywhere else, as well as disrupting all financial, tactical, logistical or any other form of support for terrorism without any distinction;

Counter Narcotics

  1. We are concerned about the high level of illicit cultivation and production of opium in Afghanistan, the volume of drug trafficking, illicit drug trade, trafficking of precursors, the new prevalence of methamphetamine, the rising demand for illicit narcotics and the rising drug abuse in the HoA Region and beyond. This poses a threat to the socio-economic development, security and stability not only in Afghanistan, but also in the surrounding region and the world as a whole. Further eradication of opium cultivation, promotion of alternative livelihoods, law enforcement, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and public information efforts are required as part of a comprehensive and integrated strategy to address this common challenge, based on the principle of common and shared responsibility, and consistent with the international drug control Conventions;
  2. We call upon the international community to continue to assist the Government of Afghanistan in implementing its National Drug Control Strategy and National Drug Action Plan and its efforts to eliminate the cultivation and production of, trafficking in and consumption of illicit drugs, increase support for Afghan law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, agricultural and rural development for the creation of improved alternative, licit livelihoods for farmers and demand-reduction support, increase public awareness of counter-narcotics issues and build the capacity of drug control institutions, and care and treatment centers for drug users. We also stress the urgent need to respond to the serious challenges posed by the nexus between revenue from illicit narcotics and financial support for anti-government actors and terrorist entities in Afghanistan and the HoA Region. We appreciate efforts to strengthen capacity of law enforcement, border control and other relevant agencies to counter illicit drug production and trafficking in the HoA Region, including through training projects and activities under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime;

 

Refugees and Returnees

  1. We commend countries in the region and beyond for their hospitality and support in hosting millions of Afghan refugees for four decades. We acknowledge the role of regional and neighboring countries in particular Iran and Pakistan in hosting Afghan refugees for such a long time and call for creating conducive conditions in Afghanistan for voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable repatriation. In respecting the well-being and human rights of the refugees, we urge the international community to continue to assist host countries in taking care of the essential needs of Afghan refugees and to provide support to the repatriation and reintegration efforts of the Government of Afghanistan and targeted assistance for their voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan, with emphasis on youth, education and livelihoods;

Economic Cooperation

  1. We welcome the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework II, aligned with the Afghanistan Partnership Framework as part of the new aid architecture adopted at the 2020 Afghanistan Conference in Geneva, setting out the strategic policy priorities of the Government of Afghanistan and guiding its reform activities within the three pillars of Peace-building, State-building and Market-building, in the pursuit of increased self-reliance by the end of the Transformation Decade in 2024;
  2. We appreciate the long-term partnership and commitment of the international community for supporting the Government and people of Afghanistan and stress the crucial need for continuation of such support for achieving a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan based on their renewed mutual commitments, as agreed upon at the 2020 Conference on Afghanistan;
  3. We reaffirm that regional economic cooperation and integration offers broad opportunities for socio-economic development, and can assist with exploiting and developing the long-term economic potential that exists in Afghanistan and the wider region, and we stress the need for further advancing regional economic cooperation as an effective means to achieve lasting peace, stability and economic prosperity in Afghanistan and the HoA Region;
  4. We welcome the joint efforts of Afghanistan and the region to enhance dialogue and collaboration in advancing economic development in Afghanistan and across the HoA Region, including measures to facilitate regional connectivity, trade and transit, expand consular visa cooperation, and facilitate business travel, expansion of trade, increase the foreign investments and development of infrastructure, including infrastructural connectivity, energy supply, transport and integrated border management, with a view to promoting sustainable economic growth and the creation of jobs in Afghanistan and the region;
  5. We acknowledge the historical role of Afghanistan as a land bridge in promoting regional connectivity and economic integration in the HoA Region, and we recall that such regional economic cooperation plays an important role in achieving stability and development in Afghanistan, in this regard we urge all relevant stakeholders to create a feasible and secure environment for the full implementation of these development initiatives and trade agreements. We also welcome the progress made by these initiatives and projects, and call upon all regional countries to facilitate trade and transit;
  6. We recognize the important role of Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) as a regional platform for promoting economic cooperation in Afghanistan and the region, and in this regard, we support the implementation of the priority regional projects as outlined under the Declaration of RECCA-VII. We look forward to the next RECCA Ministerial Meeting to be held in the second half of 2021 in Tashkent, the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  7. We also recognize the important role of the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group, ECO, CICA, CAREC and SAARC as platforms for cooperation between Afghanistan and the region;

Regional and International Organizations

  1. We recognize the important role of regional organizations supporting different areas of cooperation under the HoA-IP and underline the need to strengthen the relations of HoA-IP with other regional organizations;
  2. We recognize the central and impartial role of the United Nations in promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan and express our appreciation for all efforts of the Secretary-General and his Special Representative for Afghanistan through the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA);
  3. We appreciate the continued efforts by the OIC and its Member States in support of the Afghan Peace Process and their call for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire. We also welcome the declarations of the Muslim countries calling for an end of violence and calling the ongoing war and bloodshed in Afghanistan religiously illegitimate;

Confidence Building Measures

  1. We realize the importance of the Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) as the key element for enhancing trust and practical political, security and economic cooperation in the HoA Region, and in this regard, we urge the Participating Countries to continue the implementation of the CBMs;
  2. We commend the Government of Pakistan for holding the first Regional Technical Group (RTG) Meeting of the Agriculture Development CBM, and call upon the lead countries of the 8 CBMs to convene the RTG Meetings in a timely manner as decided previously;
  3. We appreciate the valuable support of the international community to the HoA-IP. In this context, we look forward to continued contributions of the Supporting Countries and Organizations to realize the implementation of activities prioritized under each CBM;
  4. We endorse the Implementation Plan for the new Women Empowerment CBM and the amended Implementation Plan for Disaster Management and Environmental Protection CBM, and appreciate the work done by the co-chairs in regards;
  5. We welcome the World Bank as a new Supporting Organizations of the Process;

Conclusion

  1. We task our Senior Officials to hold the next Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of this Process, within three months of this Conference, to implement and follow up on the decisions made in this conference;
  2. We express our sincere appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan for hosting the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the HoA-IP in Dushanbe. We welcome Afghanistan for hosting the Tenth Ministerial Conference in 2022;
  3. This Declaration was adopted in Dushanbe on 30 March 2021 by the Foreign Ministers and high-level representatives of the Participating Countries of the HoA-IP: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China, Republic of India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Russian Federation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Turkey, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Uzbekistan;
  4. This Declaration was welcomed by the high-level representatives of the Supporting Countries and Supporting Regional and International Organizations of the HoA-IP: Commonwealth of Australia, Canada, Kingdom of Denmark, Arab Republic of Egypt, Republic of Finland, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Iraq, Republic of Italy, Japan, Republic of Poland, Kingdom of Norway, Kingdom of Spain, Kingdome of Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), European Union (EU), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the United Nations (UN).

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Ottawa- April 01, 2021

An ongoing special virtual walk entitled “Walking to Kabul” organized by the CFUW-Ottawa is raising awareness about the rights of Afghan women and girls in the ongoing peace process. Participants are walking, running, skiing and cycling the total distance that it would take to get from Ottawa to Kabul which is expected to be reached on the 24th of April when an international virtual gathering will take place with three leading Afghan women.
 
The Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa welcomes and appreciates this initiative in support of Afghan women by our Canadian friends. The Government of Afghanistan is firmly committed to upholding the progress achieved over the last twenty years including in the areas of women’s rights and women’s empowerment in Afghanistan and to further empowering Afghan women and girls.
 
For more information about the initiative, please visit their website: https://www.cfuw-ottawa.org/page-805993/10200331

Ottawa- March 27, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh participated at a virtual Nowruz celebration event organized by the Afghan Women’s Center of Montreal (AWCM). While sharing his best wishes on the New Year, Ambassador Soroosh briefly spoke about the spirit of Nowruz, the ongoing peace and development efforts in Afghanistan as well as bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada.
Ambassador Soroosh expressed his gratitude for the sustained support of the Canadian government, friends of Afghanistan and the Afghan-Canadian community to peace and development efforts in Afghanistan. He also expressed his gratefulness for AWCM’s continued efforts including in the area of women’s empowerment.
Other speakers included the Honorable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women, Gender Equality, and Rural Economic Development; Ms. Makai Arif, President of AWCM as well as representatives from the Afghan-Canadian community based in Montreal.
Mr. Nabi Habibi, from the Embassy of Afghanistan also participated in this virtual event.
 
Ottawa- March 26, 2021
 
The Opening Ceremony of the Canada-Afghanistan Association of Health Professionals (CAAHP) was held virtually this morning.
The event included a message by Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural and Economic Development, and remarks by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh; Dr. Karim Qayumi, Chairman of CAAHP; Hon. Senator Salma Ataullahjan and Hon. MP Francesco Sorbara, Co-Chairs of the Afghan-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group; Dr. G. Mahmoud Eboo, Diplomatic Representative for Canada, Aga Khan Development Network; Dr. Nasrin Oryakhil, Director General, Afghanistan Medical Council; Dr. Yarbaz Hameedi, Secretariat of Health Committee, Afghanistan Parliament; Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Ms. Madeleine Sourisseau, Senior Development Officer, Afghanistan Program - Global Affairs Canada; Mr. Wajid Mansuri, Founder and President of GAMA Engineering; Mrs. Adeena Niazi, Founder and Executive Director, Afghan Women's Organization; and Mr. Aziz Amiri, President, Canada Afghan Business Association.
While expressing their congratulations on the establishment of CAAHP as a timely initiative, the speakers highlighted the importance of such initiatives in enhancing both bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the health sector in Afghanistan.
CAAHP’s mission is to help build a united front of Afghan Canadian health professionals including individuals, organizations and businesses in the healthcare sector and facilitate resource mobilization in support of health-related projects in Afghanistan.
Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan also attended this virtual event.
 
انجمن متخصصین صحی کانادا-افغانستان امروز طی یک برنامه مجازی عالیرتبه افتتاح شد. این برنامه، شامل پیام خانم مریم منصف، وزیر امور زنان، تساوی جندر و انکشاف اقتصادی دهات؛ و سخنرانی ها توسط آقای حسن سروش، سفیر افغانستان در اوتاوا؛ داکتر کریم قیومی، رئیس انجمن؛ رؤسای مشترک گروه دوستی پارلمانی کانادا-افغانستان؛ سفیر شبکه انکشافی آقاخان در اوتاوا؛ داکتر نسرین اوریاخیل، رئیس شورای طبی افغانستان؛ داکتر یارباز حمیدی از کمیته صحی پارلمان افغانستان؛ رئیس رویال کالج طبی کانادا؛ نماینده وزارت امورخارجه کانادا و رؤسای برخی از نهادهای هموطنان مقیم کانادا بود.
سخنرانان ضمن ابراز تبریک به مسئولین این انجمن بخاطر این ابتکار به موقع و مهم، بر اهمیت همچون ابتکارات در زمینه گسترش همکاری های دوجانبه و چندجانبه در حمایت از سکتور صحت عامه در افغانستان تأکید نمودند.
هدف انجمن متخصصین صحی کانادا-افغانستان کمک به ایجاد یک چارچوب واحد سهم گیری و همکاری برای متخصصین صحی افغان-کانادایی و تسهیل روند بسیج منابع در حمایت از پروژه های مختلف در سکتور صحت عامه در افغانستان می باشد.
آقای عظیم وردک، مستشار سفارت افغانستان در اوتاوا نیز در این برنامه اشتراک داشت.
 
د کاناډا – افغانستان د روغتیایي متخصصیونو ټولنه نن د یوې لوړپوړې مجازي برنامې په ترڅ کې پرانستل شوه. په دغه برنامه کې د میرمن مریم منصف، د کاناډا د ښځو چارو، جنډر برابرۍ او د کلیو د اقتصادي ودې د وزیرې پیغام واورول شو؛ وروسته د ښاغلي حسن سروش، په کاناډا کې د افغانستان د سفیر؛ ډاکټر عبدالکریم قیومي، د نوموړې ټولنې رئیس؛ د کاناډا – افغانستان د ګډ پارلماني ګروپ رئیسانو؛ په اوتاوا کې د آغاخان د پرمختایي شبکې سفیر؛ ډاکټر نسرین اوریا خېل، د افغانستان د طبي شورا رئیسې؛ ډاکټر یارباز حمیدي د ولسي جرګې د روغتیا کمیسیون منشي؛ د کاناډا د رویال کالج رئیسې؛ د کاناډا د بهرنیو چارو وزارت استازې او په کاناډا کې د ځینو افغان هېوادوالو د بنسټونو د رئیسانو لخوا ویناوې واورول شوې.
ویناوالو د نوموړې ټولنې مسئولینو ته د دغه مهم او پر وخت نوښت د مبارکۍ تر څنګ د افغانستان د عامې روغتیا د سکټور د ملاتړ لپاره د دوه اړخیزو او څو اړخیزو همکاریو د راخپلولو په برخه کې د ورته نوښتونو په اهمیت ټینګار وکړ.
د کاناډا - افغانستان د روغتیايي متخصصینو د ټولنې موخه د افغان – کاناډايي روغتیايي متخصصینو د همکارۍ او برخې اخیستنې لپاره د یو واحد چارچوب رامینځته کول او د افغانستان د عامې روغتیا په سکټور کې د پروژو د ملاتړ لپاره د منابعو د راجلبولو لپاره دآسانتیاؤ برابرول دي.
په دغه برنامه کې محترم محمد عظیم وردګ، د سفارت مستشار، هم ګډون کړی ؤ.
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