Counselor Azim Wardak Participates at the first Virtual 2021 Expo of International Afghan Real Estate Alliance
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).
Ambassador Soroosh Speaks at the Virtual Nowruz Celebration Event Organize by the Children Without Borders
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.
Ambassador Soroosh Meets with the Honorable Kelvin Goertzen, Deputy Premier and Government House Leader of Manitoba
Ottawa- March 15, 2021
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.
Afghan Women Activists and a Member of Afghanistan's Peace Delegation Receive Two Prestigious International Awards
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.
DCM Mujtaba Ahmadi Meets Virtually with the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
Ottawa- March 8, 2021
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.