Highlighting Afghanistan’s increasing role as an equal partner in the international community, His Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had the rare and privileged honor of addressing the United States Congress. H.E. President Ghani received continuous standing ovations from the Congressional members in what was symbolic of the approval and confidence in H.E. President Ghani and His Excellency Chief Executive Office Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s leadership, vision and strategy for revitalizing the country.
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On this five day state visit to the United States by H.E. President Ghani and H.E. CEO Dr. Abdullah, they have also been accompanied by Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani, National Security Adviser H.E. Mr. Hanif Atmar, Finance Minister H.E. Mr. Eklil Hakimi, NDS Chief H.E. Mr. Rahmatullah Nabil, Head of the Office Of Administrative Affairs H.E. Abdul Salam Rahimi, Head of the Independent Human Rights Commission Ms. Seema Samar, Economic Advisor Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, High Peace Council Secretary Mr. Mohammad Masoom Stanikzai and Presidential spokesman Mr. Ajmal Obaid Abidi.
The visit has so far stressed the need for the international community’s continued assistance to Afghanistan as the country shifts from a decade of transition to a decade of transformation. Important talks have been held regarding the country’s future direction and development as well as numerous media appearances in which deep gratitude has been communicated for the sacrifices made by America’s service men and women and also by the country’s hard working tax payers.
H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie Attends the Condolence Book Signing Ceremony for the Passing of the Former Prime Minister of Singapore H.E. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
March 24, 2015: It was with a heavy heart that, on behalf of the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and at the same time as His Excellency Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Fatimie communicate His most forthright commiserations to the honorable Republic of Singapore at a condolence book signing ceremony in this time of great anguish due to the passing away of the esteemed Former Prime Minister of Singapore, His Excellency Mr. Lee Kuan Yew. In recognition of the high esteem in which H.E. Mr. Lee is held-in in Afghanistan and the importance of the relations between the two countries, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie and a high ranking delegation of the Afghan Government will soon arrive in Singapore to pay their respects.
Always taking the responsibility to further the relations between Afghanistan and Japan at any possible opportunity, H.E. Ambassador Dr. Fatimie at the Signing Book Ceremony also conversed with The Honorable Mr. Itoh Tadahiko from the governing Liberal Democratic Party and The Honorable Mr. Aki Awai from the opposition Democratic Party of Japan and discussed issues of mutual interest.
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The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is currently seeking to recruit Afghan Engineers who are living in Japan to work for the Ministry of Public Works. For further information in Dari please click here For information in Pashto please click here.
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