Ambassador Dalil pays courtesy visit to the neighboring countries
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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, as part of her courtesy visits to the neighboring countries, paid courtesy visits to the Permanent Mission of Pakistan, Permanent Mission of Iran and Permanent Mission of India.
In the meeting with Ms. Tahmina Janjua, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, H.E Ambassador Dalil talked about the inherited common historical, cultural and religious relations between both countries. In terms of bilateral relations, Ambassador Dalil added that “Afghanistan and Pakistan are among each other’s largest trading partners”. The two Ambassadors agreed that peace and solidarity, economic cooperation and an improved trade and transit facilities between Afghanistan and Pakistan can connect South Asia and Central Asia.
Given the history and geography, Ambassador Dalil stated that there is a need to make further efforts that mutually benefits the relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Geneva level. Both Ambassadors began their assignment as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva in October 2015
In the meeting with Dr. Mohsen Naziri Asl, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ambassador Dalil while praising the important fields of cooperation (socio-economic, cultural and politics) in the Afghan-Iranian relations said “Afghans and Iranian share cordial relationship both at the government and civilian level and Iran is a fast emerging trading partner of Afghanistan”. Ambassador Asl recognizing the friendly relations between both countries said “Terrorism continues to pose grave threat to the peace and security of both countries and we have to take a collective action against it”.
On the related issue, Ambassador Dalil added that “challenges in one country will have an impact on the other country, whereas peace and prosperity of one impacts the neighboring nations too". Both Ambassadors expressed willingness to coordinate together in order to further strengthen ties in bilateral and multilateral relations in Geneva.
In the meeting with H.E Mr. Ajit Kumar, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador Dalil applauded the constructive role of India in Afghanistan’s development. Ambassador Dalil likewise praised India’s significant role in developmental assistances, including in education sector in Afghanistan. Indian government each year provides hundreds of scholarship to Afghan students to study in Indian universities.
Ambassador Kumar said “social and economic development in Afghanistan is vital to ensure regional security. We welcome the current development in the area of human rights, in particular in the area of women empowerment in Afghanistan”. Ambassador Dalil while acknowledging it, stated "a country can progress only when women are empowered. Fortunately, despite daunting challenges, women in Afghanistan have achieved political and economic gains”. Both Ambassadors agreed to seek further opportunities to strengthen relations and coordinate proactively in all United Nations mechanisms, particularly in the Human Rights Council.
Ambassador Suraya Dalil meets H.E Ms. Carole Lanteri, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations and the Co-Chair of the Polio Partners Group (PPG).
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On 25th of November 2015, H.E Ambassador Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office in Geneva met H.E Ms. Carole Lanteri, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations and the Co-Chair of the Polio Partners Group (PPG) in her office.
Ambassador Lanteri, while congratulating Ambassador Dalil on her appointment as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative said, “in your capacity as former Minister of Public Health you have done commendable work in the area of polio eradication, as victim of polio virus and how you survived, you are a good testimony for the PPG team. We are confident your experience will enrich the global effort on polio eradication”.
Ambassador Dalil stated that polio eradication has been a top priority for the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and over the last decades Ministry of Public Health has made a notable progress in the health sector in increasing immunization coverage and eradicating polio virus. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has introduced innovative vaccination programs, strengthened cross border coordination with Pakistan and engaged with multi stakeholder in high-risk districts of Afghanistan.
Ambassador Dalil furthermore expressed her willingness to coordinate with the leading partners of polio eradication in their efforts in eradicating polio globally.
Annual Internatinal UN Bazaar and Lottery
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Every year, the United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) in Geneva, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations, the Geneva government authorities and business community organize an International Bazaar and Lottery event to raise funds for disadvantaged children around the world. Over the years, the Bazaar has become the premier event in the international community.
This year on 24 of November 2015, the International UN Bazaar was convened at the Palais des Nations, in which more than 70 Permanent Missions participated to support the projects and to exhibit their own local products and traditional food. Afghanistan, as previous years, also participated in the Bazaar and presented Afghani traditional clothes, hats, jewelleries made of lapis – silver – emerald, saffron, greeting cards, posters etc. Colleagues/staff from the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan and their families attended the Bazaar & presented the Afghan culture.
The event attracted more than 6,000 visitors to International arts, crafts and variety of foods from different countries. The proceeds from the annual UN Bazaar and other fundraising activities are used solely to support children’s projects throughout the world