COMMEMORATION OF THE MARTYRS DAYS
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On 19 September 2015, Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva commemorated the Martyrs Day. The event brought together Afghans from all Switzerland to pay homage to all martyrs who scarified their lives for the freedom of Afghanistan.
Mr. Azizullah Omar, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan while thanking the participants valued the efforts of the Afghan Martyrs, particularly, the national hero of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Masood and Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani who scarified their lives for freedom and national sovereignty of Afghanistan. He further added that, the people of Afghanistan honor and pay tribute to all the martyrs who lost their lives for the independence, peace and stability of Afghanistan.
Commemorating this day is an expression of the strong commitment of the Afghan people to continuously build upon previous achievements and towards an independent, united and prosperous Afghanistan, that should be free from terrorism and other threats.
THE SWISS NATIONAL DAY
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On 1st August 2015, National Day of Switzerland was celebrated by the Authority of the Republic and State of Geneva. The event was hosted by H.E M. François LONGCHAMP President of Council of the Republic of Geneva, Mr. Jean Luc CHOPARD, Head of Protocol of Republic of Geneva and Mrs. Marie ESTHE ALDER, Mayor of Geneva at the Parc des Eaux-Vives Restaurant.
Mr. Azizullah Omar, Chargé d’affairs of the Embassy and Permanent Mission of Afghanistan, attended this event. At the entrance, Mr. Omar was received by the Head of Protocol and the authorities of Geneva while the Swiss Brass band was interpreting the Swiss national anthem. Mr. Omar on behalf of Afghanistan presented his congratulation to the authorities and wish for further prosperity and peace in Switzerland.
Since 1891, the first of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by three cantons of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden. The ceremony was followed by a reception and a fruitful discussion with other representatives of the friendly countries