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2016 in Review - Highlights of the Year

Afghan President Pays a Working Visit to India

September 14, 2016

H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi paid a working visit to New Delhi from September 14 to 15, 2016.

H.E. President Ghani visited India to further deepen bilateral ties and expand the multifaceted cooperation between the two friendly countries. Read more

India-Afghanistan Joint Statement during the visit of President of Afghanistan to India

Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani interview in India 09/2016
Heart of Asia Conference
December 3-4, 2016
The Heart Of Asia conference in Amritsar called for immediate elimination of terrorism to help the war-ravaged country in its political and economic transition.
Afghan President Dr.Ashraf Ghani speaking at the Heart of Asia summit
Read the full transcript of H.E. Dr. Ashraf Ghani's speech 

Ambassador Abdali Speaks at Inaugural Session of HoA Conference

H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali spoke at the inaugural session of the HoA process conference titled “Addressing Challenges and Achieving Prosperity” organized by Indian Council of World Affairs from 10-11 November, 2016. Read more
Chief Executive H.E. Abdullah Abdullah's Visit to India
January 31 - February 4, 2016
At the invitation of India Foundation H.E. Dr. Abdullah participated and spoke at Counterterrorism Conference (CTC 2016) held in Jaipur on Feberuary 2, 2016.
Afghanistan's Chief Executive spoke at an economic conference, organized by CII, ASSOCHAM and FICCI in coordination with the Afghan embassy's Economic Dept. H.E. Dr. Abdullah addressed participants from both countries' chambers of commerce.
During this visit two MoUs were signed which provided for visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders of the two countries and cooperation between the two countries' chambers of commerce, ACCI and ASSOCHAM.

inister and National Security Adviser. H.E. Dr. Abdullah called upon the Indian Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and separately met with the country's External Affairs' M
In his meetings with the said authorities, H.E. Dr. Abdullah discussed issues of mutual interest and concern, as well as the strengthening of the bilateral ties between the two countries.
International Conferences
Ambassador Abdali's address at Women Economic Forum
H.E Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali addressed the Women Economic Forum on May 19, 2016 on how globalization and migration is impacting Afghanistan’s growth.
Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Ambassador of Afghanistan to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, addressed the gathering at the 3rd India Ideas Conclave 2016, in Goa and spoke about Democracy, Development and Dissent in the context of Afghanistan.

H.E. Shaida Mohammad Abdali spoke in a panel discussion titled Leadership Talk as part of the 3rd South Asia Summit on Smart Cities-Aspirations and Challenges on May 6, 2016 in New Delhi. Read more

April 23-24, 2016: H.E Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali attended a two-day workshop titled The Second IISS South Asia Security Workshop; the theme of the workshop was ‘Building Regional Security & Countering Extremism & Terrorism.  Read more
H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali speaks at the inauguration of the conference and exhibition on ‘Made in Afghanistan’ on July 19, 2016. The two-day exhibition that showcases products from Afghanistan was inaugurated in New Delhi. Read More
H.E. Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali attended the 10th IISS-NESA South Asia Security Conference on 21-23 October in Muscat, Oman. The three-day conference discussed ‘Building Regional Security, Countering Terrorism and Extremisms.’ Read more
 Afghan Independence Anniversary Celebrations

H.E. Dr. Shaida Abdali ambassador of Afghanistan to India hosted a celebration to commemorate the 97thanniversary of Afghan independence.
These celebrations were also joined by special guests H.E honorable Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Union Minister of India for Women and Child Development Affairs and Ajit Doval, Indian National Security Advisor. 

 Nowruz Celebrations
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi celebrated the International Day of Nowruz jointly with the embassies of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan on March 21, 2016 in New Delhi.
Efforts Promoting Trade between India and Afghanistan
To attract wider variety of buyers and sellers from within the country and overseas, Afghanistan took part in 36th India’s International Trade Show (IIT), throwing up an exhibition of Afghan products in Pragati Maidan, New Delh, on 14th November, 2016. Read more
H.E. Shaida Mohammad Abadli spoke at an interactive seminar titled “Seminar on Trade and Investment Opportunities with SAARC Countries” at Federation of Indian Export Organization on January 13th, 2016. Read more
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