Afghanistan: 100th Anniversary of the National Day

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Day of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Embassy and Permanent Mission invited to a reception at the Hotel Savoyen.

On the occasion of the 100th National Day, the Ambassador H.E. Khojesta Fana Ebrahimkhel, talked with SOCIETY publisher Gertrud Tauchhammer and pointed out the very good relations between Austria and Afghanistan, concerning the cooperation with government agencies in the federal capital. „Fostering our excellent relations with the beautiful host country Austria is certainly a priority. I meet my Austrian partners on regular basis to thank them for their friendship, support and cooperation“, she added. Furthermore she thanked the Austrian Government and the Austrian people for the generous hospitality they showed: „Austria is home to many Afghan people who have been warmly welcomed here and who owe a great deal to this beautiful and safe country, from the granting of safety to the education of their children. We thank Austria’s generosity in hosting many of our refugees, during this period of transition. Austria has provided a substantial number of education scholarships, apprenticeships and trainings for Afghan refugees. Austria has supported a number of our people in assisting them to achieve the necessary qualifications for a variety of professions.“ Addressing the Afghan people living here in Austria, she emphasized to be grateful, get educated, polish their skills and contribute. „My message to our friends in the United Nations office in Vienna is that we appreciate your efforts, cooperation and passion for Afghanistan.“ She concluded that „Afghanistan’s Independence Day is not only a date but a new commitment for friendship, support and contribution to the peace and prosperity of Afghanistan and world community.“

Photos: SOCIETY/Pobaschnig

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