H.E. Mohammad Hanif Atmar Assumes Office as Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kabul- April 5, 2020
During a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mohammad Hanif Atmar was introduced as the Designate and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, today afternoon. The occasion was attended by the members of the National Assembly, high-ranking government officials, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and political leaders.
The ceremony began with the recitation of verses of the Holy Quran, following which Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, congratulated H.E. Atmar on his nomination for the post and wished him best of luck.
Subsequently, H.E. Atmar discussed his policy priorities for the Ministry, including improving the capacity of the Ministry in line with contemporary diplomatic standards, expanding, consolidating and strengthening Afghanistan's diplomatic relations with countries in the region and the world in order to create regional and international consensus to achieve peace, the upholding of the Republic's system, and a review of the country's foreign policy.
Recalling the services of the leadership, staff and diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the past years, Minister Atmar stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is committed to achieving the above priorities and make sure that post peace Afghanistan is not going back to the crisis and instability, and no effort will be spared in this regard.
The ceremony ended with a prayer for peace and stability in the country and the safety of the Afghan people facing the global health crisis caused by COVID-19