Ambassador Dalil meets Ambassador Fasel
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On 18 November 2015, H.E Ms. Suraya Dalil, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations Office met H.E Mr. Alexandre Fasel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations in his office.
At the commencement, H.E Ambassador Dalil seizing the opportunity expressed her appreciation to H.E Ambassador Fasel for his leadership in coordinating with Permanent Missions in Geneva, in particular the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan. H.E Ambassador Dalil acknowledged the long-standing and good bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Switzerland in various areas. Notably, H.E Ambassador Dalil discussed Switzerland’s new visa procedure and the difficulties it has caused to Afghans, given the fact that there is no consulate service in Kabul, and that the applicants must go through Switzerland Embassy in Islamabad. The Geneva Water Hub projects and how to utilize its best findings and practices in Afghanistan was also among the matters discussed.
H.E Ambassador Fasel, while congratulating Ambassador Dalil on her appointment as Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to UN and designated Ambassador to Switzerland said, “I am delighted to welcome you in the diplomatic community of the International Geneva and looking forward to working with you”. H.E Ambassador Fasel while taking note of the issues discussed, said “we understand that the new visa procedure may have caused certain difficulties to Afghans and will make sure it will transmitted to our federal office in Bern.
H.E Ambassador Dalil said that there are opportunities for both countries to further strengthen ties at the Geneva level and we stand committed to collaborating with the United Nations Office and other International Organizations based in Geneva.
Ambassador Dalil presents her credentials to the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva
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The new Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva, H.E. Suraya Dalil presented her credentials today to Mr. Michael Moller, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Ambassador Dalil studied medicine at the Kabul Medical Institute in Afghanistan and received a master degree in Public Health from Harvard University, Boston, United States.
Prior to her appointment as Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations based in Geneva, Dr. Dalil had been serving as the Minister of Public Health of Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from March 2012 to December 2014, after serving as the Acting Minister from January 2010 to February 2012. From 1994 to 2009, Dr. Dalil worked with UNICEF in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nairobi, covering Somalia. Dr. Dalil worked with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and Medicines Sans Frontiers in Afghanistan.
Dr. Dalil with her proven leadership and political skills, has profound experience with the United Nations and International Organisations both at the international level and in Afghanistan. She has a deep commitment and personal passion to women's empowerment, international diplomacy, human rights and development. Previously she had demonstrated strong ability in leading a diverse team to reform health system with improved quality of care and evident impact. She is the author of several publications written both in the local language and English.
Ambassador Dalil was born in Kabul in February 1970, married and has three children.