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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 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 Afghanistan Embassy 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 under His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Najibullah Mojadidi. The diplomatic mission aims to further develop and improve relations both politically and economically -- encouraging business, investment and a long term relationship.

Visit of Afghanistan's National Security Advisor to Pakistan

Thu June 26th, 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

Wed Jul 31st, 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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International Union of Railways' (UIC) Membership:
January 05 2014

In it's 83rd Session held on 12th Dec, 2013 in Paris, the UIC General Assembly ratified the application of membership of the Afghanistan Rail Authority (AfRA).

AfRA is now an associate member of the UIC and can benefit from all the advantages linked to being a member. AfRA also becomes a de facto member of the UIC Middle-East Region.

Karzai Admonishes Media, Looking to Defend 'National Unity'
December 10 2013

TOLOnews.com By Shakeela Ibrahimkhail 05 December 2013
President Hamid Karzai on Thursday issued a stern warning to Afghan media, some of which he said was inciting ethnic strife and trying to undermine the Afghanistan's national unity.

Regional Security at Stake in Delayed US-Afghan Accord
December 10 2013

VoA News Kokab Farshori December 05, 2013
WASHINGTON - The proposed bilateral security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan will determine the scope and size of the U.S. military presence there after 2014. It's a significant issue between Washington and Kabul, but also is important for regional security. The U.S. troop presence, or lack of it, would have significant ramifications for the region, especially for neighboring Pakistan.

Pakistani T20 cricket captain refuses to take Afghanistan lightly
December 10 2013

By GHANIZADA - Fri Dec 06, 12:00 pm Khaama Press
Pakistan’s T20 captain Mohammad Hafeez refused to take Afghanistan lightly as the Afghan national cricket team will play its first Twenty20 match against the former world champions Pakistan on Sunday.

Raucous Scene Grips Afghan Capital: Soccer Euphoria
September 16 2013

New York Times By ROD NORDLAND and SHARIFULLAH SAHAK September 12, 2013 KABUL, Afghanistan - The Olympic Stadium in Kabul has not seen this big a crowd since the Taliban used the place for public executions, with attendance mandatory.

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