Ambassador Suraya Dalil meets Ms. Elisabeth Laurin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in her office.
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On 22nd December 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva met H.E Ms. Elisabeth Laurin, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations in her office.
At the commencement, Ambassador Dalil congratulated the French Ambassador on the successful completion of the UN climate change conference held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015 and the importance of agreement reached on climates. Ambassador Dalil acknowledged the notable contribution of France in the area of humanitarian assistance and development in Afghanistan. France’s contribution in health care, with the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) an example of that, education, cultural programs and others are acknowledged.
Ambassador Laurin who started her current assignment in September 2015 while thanking Ambassador Dalil for her courtesy visit, congratulated her for Afghanistan accession to WTO. Speaking about her visit to Afghanistan before the 2014 Presidential elections, she valued efforts undertaken by the Government of Afghanistan in the area of mother and child health and women empowerment. She likewise talked about the issue of security and Afghan refugees. Ambassador Dalil said that the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has placed the issue of refugees and their dignified repatriation back to Afghanistan as a top priority with strong commitment to the country’s economic development and job opportunities for those who return back to Afghanistan. In regards to women political and social development in Afghanistan, Ambassador Dalil stated that, the constitution Afghanistan grants equal right to both men and women and the constitution is a historical success for the Afghan women, and women are now part of different political, social and economical domains.
Both Ambassadors expressed their willingness coordinate in all UN related mechanisms and other International organizations in Geneva.
Ambassador Dalil meets the Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva
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On 22nd December 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva met H.E Mr. Mehmet Ferden Carikci, Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations in his office.
Ambassador Dalil while expressing her acknowledgement to the historical, socio-cultural, religious and trade ties between Afghanistan and Turkey stated that we appreciate Turkey’s role in the Istanbul heart of Asia process aiming to strengthen countries collaboration and partnership. Turkey’s role in certain areas such as training of Afghan Police, especially female Police, providing scholarship for young Afghans in various fields, and support to social sectors such as health care and education are appreciated.
Ambassador Carikci said that we are very sincere in our relations with Afghanistan and it is people to people approach. We have the biggest and longest technical assistance program in Afghanistan and our relations with Afghanistan have always been close and strong. It was due to our historical and friendly relations that President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, himself raised the Afghan flag in the inauguration ceremony of Afghanistan Embassy in Ankara.
Other issues such as, Afghanistan accession to WTO, ways to further strengthen trade between Afghanistan and Turkey and the humanitarian summit that will take place in Turkey next year, were discussed among both Ambassadors. Both Ambassadors expressed their willingness to support their missions in the UN related mechanisms in Geneva.