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Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in UAE

Embassy United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan have shared diplomatic relations and common interests since the early 1970's. In 2002, Afghanistan appointed its Charged Affair' for re-establishing diplomatic relations and in 2004, His Excellency Abdul Farid Zikria was appointed as the first Ambassador to the UAE. Thereafter, a bilateral exchange of land took place and Afghanistan was provided approximately 3 acres of land in Abu Dhabi's
Diplomatic Embassy area, Section Number 44.

Following the planning and design stage for construction on the site, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan allocated a generous budget to build one of its most prominent embassies in Abu Dhabi. On 24 August 2006 a contract was signed with Al-Diyar General Construction to initiate construction of the Embassy.

Today, the Embassy of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi is one of the largest Afghan embassies in the world. Close diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan continues to flourish. His Excellency Dr. Najibullah Mojadidi has represented Afghanistan in the UAE from 2010 to 2015. Ambassador Abdul Farid Zikria has recently been appointed once again as the Ambassador of I.R. of Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi. The diplomatic mission aims to further develop and improve relations both politically and economically -- encouraging business, investment and a long term relationship.

President Ghani Strongly Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Paris

January 8, 2014
President Ghani

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo Weekly in Paris that left 12 people dead and about 20 wounded.

President Ghani said, “Killing of defenseless people and civilians is a heinous act of terrorism, and there is no justification for this brutal act.”
President added that terrorism is a common threat for the region and the world, and it requires joint efforts to fight against it.

President Ghani offers his heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the President of France, François

Hollande, families of the victims and people of France.

Visit of Afghanistan's National Security Advisor to Pakistan

June 26, 2014
Dr. Spanta

Joint Statement

Kabul- Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, National Security Adviser of Afghanistan, visited Islamabad on 26 June 2014. He was accompanied by senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), and Afghan National Security Council.

Dr. Spanta called on the Prime Minister and delivered President Karzai’s letter. The Prime Minister welcomed President Karzai’s letter and Dr. Spanta’s visit to Pakistan.

Both sides reiterated their common resolve to further enhance the bilateral relationship in all dimensions in a meaningful and result-oriented manner.
Dr. Spanta participated in delegation-level talks with the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Mr. Sartaj Aziz. He also had a meeting with the Chief of the Army Staff.

During the talks, the main focus was on strengthening bilateral security cooperation. Both sides agreed on the need to take action against all terrorists without making any distinction among them and their hideouts on their respective sides.   

The two sides agreed that terrorism was a common enemy and emphasized closer cooperation and coordination at institutional level to deal with this common menace. In this context, the two sides agreed to establish a Joint Working Group on Security, co-chaired by the Foreign Secretary/Deputy Foreign Minister and also comprising representatives of relevant security institutions. They also agreed to hold a meeting of their relevant officials in Islamabad on Thursday, 3 July 2014, to enhance their security coordination.

Both sides reaffirmed their commitment to building a comprehensive bilateral relationship, marked by enhanced trade and economic partnership.

The Pakistan side reaffirmed providing all-out support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

It was agreed to further strengthen bilateral engagement at all levels for addressing each other’s concerns and pursuing the cause of peace and stability in the region.

Afghanistan-UAE sign long term Strategic & Security Agreement

Jul 31, 2013

ABU DHABI – Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan today agreed to the signing of a long-term strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and the UAE. The two foreign ministers also signed two separate agreements on security cooperation and transfer of sentenced persons during a one-day official visit by Dr. Rassoul to Abu Dhabi at the invitation of his Emirati counterpart. They also welcomed the launch of Emirates Airlines flights to Kabul starting next month.

The foreign ministers reviewed the full range of the bilateral relationship with a view to further

strengthening ties and cooperation in all relevant areas between the two countries.
Dr. Rassoul also expressed the gratitude of the Afghan government and people for the steadfast and continued friendship and contributions of the UAE to Afghanistan’s security and economic development.
The ‘Agreement in Security Cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates’ further cements existing security cooperation between the two countries. It provides for cooperation in combating crime in all its forms, suppressing them and gathering evidence on them, including in the following areas:

- offences involving terrorism, including its financing and supporting,
- murder and offences against life and physical integrity of people,
- kidnapping, taking of hostages,
- corruption and organized crime,
- counter-narcotics
- illegal production, traffic & possession of weapons, ammunitions, explosives & hazardous materials,
- illegal immigration and human trafficking and smuggling,
- economic crimes and money laundering,
- crimes against natural resources and the environment,
- identity fraud,
- theft and smuggling of cultural artifacts,
- crimes against intellectual property and other crimes.
The ‘Agreement on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between the State of the United Arab Emirates and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’ provides for the transfer of sentenced persons whose initial sentence or remaining period of a sentence prior to the signing of this agreement is at least six months. Transfers under this agreement will be made at the request of either state to the other.
Also, based on an earlier agreement between the two countries, UAE’s Emirates Airlines will begin its regular international flights to Kabul on 8 August, joining Turkish Airlines, Air India and several regional carriers in expanding and deepening Afghanistan’s air connections to destinations in the region and around the world.
The two foreign ministers agreed to meet again on the margins of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in September where Foreign Minister bin Zayed Al Nahyan will share with Dr. Rassoul the UAE’s first draft of a long-term strategic partnership agreement between the two countries.

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January 11 2015

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met with the delegation of Pakistani politicians that was comprised of Mahmoud Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and senator Afrasiab Khattak.

During separate meetings held in Arg, the issues of enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries, improving security situation, joint

Romania To Send 450 More Troops To Afghanistan
December 25 2014

Outgoing President Traian Basescu says Romania has committed an extra 450 troops to Afghanistan starting next year in addition to the previously announced 200 military instructors and trainers.

Vital Section of Cabinet to be Announced Soon: Mohaqeq
December 25 2014

In a meeting with a number of Balkh residents in Kabul, Second Deputy to the CEO of the National Unity Government (NUG) Muhammad Mohaqeq said that the president and chief executive will announce an important portion of the cabinet "today or tomorrow" pertaining to the sectors of economy and security.

Taliban join peace process in Badakhshan
December 25 2014

Officials of northeastern Badakhshan province say a group of 20 insurgents who were actively involved in anti-government activities as well as targeting foreigners joined peace process through the National Solidarity Program.

Ahmadzai said the Afghan people are 'tired of war' in his first speech as president.
September 30 2014

Abdullah, a former foreign minister, spoke first and thanked Karzai for his service and the people of the country for casting votes in the millions despite the threat of attack from Taliban militants who tried to thwart the election process.

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