Ottawa- March 17, 2021

 Mr. Azim Wardak, Counselor from the Embassy of Afghanistan in Ottawa participated at the first Virtual 2021 Expo of International Afghan Real Estate Alliance (iArea) based in Toronto, Canada. The event included introductory remarks by iArea co-founders, Mr. Jamshid Hussaini and Mr. Rasheed Walizada, a message from the Right Honorable Prime Minister of Canada as well as panel discussions with speakers and experts including from the Canada-Afghanistan Business Council, International Chamber of Commerce, Afghanistan and the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC).

Ottawa- March 21, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh participated and spoke today at the virtual Nowruz celebration event organized by the Children Without Borders (CWB). Ambassador Soroosh spoke about the spirit of Nowruz and Nowruz celebration in Afghanistan; the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the key principles of the process as well as bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada.
Ambassador Soroosh expressed his gratefulness for Canada’s sustained support to peace and development in Afghanistan. He also expressed his appreciation for the ongoing efforts of friends of Afghanistan within the Canadian parliament, and those of the Afghan-Canadian community and CWB in advocating for peace and development efforts in Afghanistan.
Other speakers included Hon. Mark Holland, MP of Ajax; Hon. Rod Phillips, MPP of Ajax; H.W. Mayor of Ajax, Mr. Shaun Collier as well as representatives from the Afghan-Canadian associations based in Toronto.
Mr. Nabi Habibi, from the Cultural Section of the Embassy also participated in this virtual event.

Ottawa- March 18, 2021

Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi met virtually with the Director of International Engagement from McGill University, Mr. Brian Bauer. They discussed future academic collaboration including a potential agreement of cooperation with the School of Continuing Studies, exchange programs and the possibility of developing specialized programs between the University of Nengarhar and the McGill University.

Ottawa- March 20, 2021

We are pleased to present the second episode of our Series about Afghan history, culture, art and society which is dedicated to Nowruz celebration in Afghanistan. Follow us to see more episodes under this series.

 

Ottawa- March 15, 2021

Ambassador Hassan Soroosh had a virtual introductory meeting with the Honorable Kelvin Goertzen, Deputy Premier, Minister of Legislative and Public Affairs and Government House Leader of Manitoba. They discussed the COVID-19 situation in Canada and Afghanistan; the ongoing multifaceted bilateral cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada as well as potential areas of collaboration between Afghanistan and Manitoba including in the agriculture and mining sectors.
 
Mr. Brad Robertson, Chief of Protocol of Manitoba and Counselor Azim Wardak from the Embassy of Afghanistan also attended this virtual meeting.

Ottawa- March 16, 2021

 Ambassador Hassan Soroosh met virtually with H.E. Kallayana Vipattipumiprates, Ambassador of Thailand to Canada. They discussed COVID-19 situation, bilateral cooperation, the potential for triangular cooperation between Afghanistan, Thailand and Canada as well as future collaboration between the two missions.

 

Ottawa- March 10, 2021

A virtual session entitled “Afghanistan: Investment opportunities in the extractive industry” was hosted today by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) as part of PDAC 2021.

The event included introductory remarks by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh; a keynote speech by Minister Mohmmad Haron Chakhansuri of MoMP; presentations by Deputy Minister Mohammad Ateeq Zaki of MoMP; Mr. Attaullah Nasib, Director General of Afghanistan Investment Facilitation Unit; Mr. Kabir Khan Isakhel, Chief Legal Advisor to the President as well as a message from Dr. Andrew Forrest, Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. 

The session presented the roadmap to develop a sustainable extractive industry in Afghanistan, bankable investment projects and opportunities as well as the legal framework for the extractive industry in the country.

The Q&A session was moderated by Counselor Azim Wardak from the Embassy of Afghanistan.

A video of this virtual session will be available on our pages very soon.

Ottawa- March 9, 2021

The U.S. State Department awarded posthumously seven Afghan women who were assassinated by terrorists in 2020. Fatema Natasha Khalil, General Sharmila Frough, Maryam Noorzad, Fatima Rajabi¸ Freshta, Malalai Maiwand, Freshta Kohistani are recognized for their dedication to women's empowerment and serving their communities in Afghanistan.

Furthermore, Ms. Habiba Sarabi, a former minister and governor and a member of Afghanistan's Peace Delegation, was awarded the Simone Veil Prize by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of France. She was recognized for her leadership in implementing reforms to advance women's education and social and political participation in Afghanistan.

We express our heartful congratulations to Ms. Sarabi on this achievement. We also pay tribute to all victims of the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.

Ottawa- March 8, 2021

Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi met virtually  with the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, Mr. Jacques Frémont. They discussed future academic collaboration including a potential MoU between the Kabul University and the University of Ottawa.
 
Mr. Sanni Yaya, Vice-President, International and Francophonie, of the University of Ottawa was present in this virtual meeting as well.

Ottawa- March 8, 2021

Mr. Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi, Deputy Chief of Mission, participated virtually in an event on International Women's Day, organized by the Afghan Women's Center of Montreal. He spoke about women's achievements in Afghanistan and the Afghan government's commitment to women’s empowerment.

Ms. Jennifer Maccarone, member of the Quebec Parliament; Ms. Homa Hoodfar, a founding member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Organization and Ms. Tamarack Verrall, winner of the World Pulse Spirit Award, gave presentations as well.

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