Ottawa- July 01, 2021
Read a message by Ambassador Hassan Soroosh on the occasion of Canada Day:
“On behalf of my family, staff and myself I extend my best wishes to all Canadians on the occasion of Canada Day.
For Afghans, the friendship, solidarity, sacrifices and partnership that you have shown us will never be forgotten and our shared values continue to drive us towards a brighter and connected future.
Canada’s support continues to play a crucial part in the progress that Afghanistan has achieved over the last two decades in important areas such as democratic process, education, health, women’s empowerment and security sector for which we are enormously grateful.
We are proud of the Afghan diaspora who continue to play a key role in contributing to Canadian society, bringing their ideas and skills to moving Canada forward. We appreciate the Afghan Canadians who continue to play a key part in support of peace and development in Afghanistan as well as in helping to grow greater linkages and cooperation between our two countries.
As the pandemic appears to be coming to an end, many of us will have a deeper appreciation and look forward to returning to our pre-pandemic lives that we have missed over the last year. At the same time, we do not forget the enormous efforts and sacrifices of the people, such as frontline workers, who have worked tirelessly to keep us safe during this difficult period.
Afghanistan is currently facing a challenging third wave, and we hope that with continued support from our international partners including Canada, we will be able to ensure that more and more Afghans will be vaccinated and will have access to needed medical supplies in the days and weeks to come.
Building upon the productive efforts in fostering government-to-government, inter-parliamentary and people-to-people linkages, the embassy looks forward to further working with our friends and colleagues in Canada to strengthen the multifaceted and longstanding partnership between our two nations.”
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