Ambassador of Afghanistan in Warsaw meets with Mr. Andrzej Arendarski, President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, H.E. Mr. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland, met with Mr. Andrzej Arendarski, President of the National Chamber of Commerce.

They discussed the trade, business and economic cooperation between Afghanistan and Poland, wishing to explore the possibility of enhancing the trade and economic relations between the two countries. Ambassador of Afghanistan briefed the President of the Polish Chamber of Commerce about the ongoing national and regional economic development projects and rich mineral resources of Afghanistan. He invites Polish entrepreneurs and business communities for investing and business in Afghanistan. 

Ambassador of the I.R. of Afghanistan in Warsaw meets Mr. Ryszard Terlecki Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (Parliament) of the Republic of Poland

H.E. Mr. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Warsaw, had a fruitful meeting with H.E. Mr. Ryszard Terlecki, Deputy Marshal of the Sejm (Parliament) of the Republic of Poland on Tuesday 24 October 2017.
 
H.E. Mr. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador of the I. R. of Afghanistan in Warsaw, and H.E. Mr. Ryszard Terlecki, Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, who is also the Parliamentary Caucus Head of the Law and Justice, ruling party of the Republic of Poland, discussed a wide range of issues on bilateral relations between Afghanistan and Poland. 

Celebrating the 98th Anniversary of the Independence Day of Afghanistan in Warsaw

On Thursday, 14 September 2017, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland in Warsaw held a reception to celebrate the 98th anniversary of regaining independence of Afghanistan in 1919.

 
 
At this celebration reception, attended by Their Excellencies Ministers, Ambassadors, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, professors from the University of Warsaw and the Asia and Pacific Museum, as well as Afghan students in Warsaw and friends, H.E. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland, presented a speech on this auspicious occasion.

Speech of H.E. Mr. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador Extraordinary Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland: 

Your Excellencies, Ministers, officials from the Government of the Republic Poland, Ambassadors, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!
Dobry wieczór and Good evening!
First of all, I would like to welcome you all and convey my sincere thanks for you being here this evening.
We are very happy to celebrate the 98th Anniversary of Independence Day of Afghanistan in this beautiful city, Warsaw.
Our people in Afghanistan celebrate the 19th of August to commemorate the sacrifices and the courage of those Afghans whose efforts made it possible to Afghanistan to regain its Independence on the year 1919.
Afghanistan with its rich history has a strategic location in Asia. Centuries ago Afghanistan was at the crossroad of ancient Silk Road and different cultures in the region. But in the last four decades, because of the same strategic and important location, the people of Afghanistan suffered a lot.
Fortunately in the last fifteen years, Afghanistan had great achievements in political, economic, cultural and social areas. If I may mention just a few of them:
As far as cultural and educational achievements are concerned, in 2002 there were about 1 million students at schools in Afghanistan, while now we have more than nine million students’ girls and boys. We had 19 Government Universities in the 2002 but now further 29 Currently, there are about 100 private universities and higher educational institutions in Afghanistan.
Now Afghanistan has free and independent media. Further to the government TV channels and radio stations, there are more than 70 private TV channels and over 150 radio stations in the country.
Further to the implementation of thousands of construction and reconstruction projects, we are starting the regional economic projects such as CASA-1000, TAPI, many projects for connecting Afghanistan with neighboring countries. Now we are working on “Lapis Lazuli Economic Corridor” which will connect Afghanistan with European countries by road, railways and sea via Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
The Security Transition from International Forces to Afghan Security Forces has been completed at the end of the year 2014. From January 2015, the NATO troops, including the troops from Poland have been cooperating with Afghanistan in the framework of “Resolute Support Mission” for trainings and logistics of Afghan Security Forces.
Not only do the Afghan Security Forces maintain the security of all 34 provinces in Afghanistan, but at same time, they are combating every day against the Taliban and other terrorist groups to defend our country and maintain all the achievements we have already made.
We believe that terrorism is a challenge and a threat not only to my homeland Afghanistan but also to the region and to the whole world.
Polish-Afghan Relations
Afghanistan and Poland are having historical and friendly relations. This year also marks the anniversary of the ninety years of the diplomatic relations between our two countries. In the last few years, we had many high level delegations between our two countries, but the last year Visit to Warsaw of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President and H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the meeting with H.E. Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland, during the NATO summit was a success for the strengthening of bilateral relations between two countries.
We are grateful for all assistance and support we received since 2002 in the reconstructions projects, as well as in our way to stability and peace, from the People and the Government of Republic of Poland
I should also mention that the presence of Polish Forces in Afghanistan was very valuable and effective for maintaining peace and security alongside of other International and Afghan Security Forces.
I take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt thanks and appreciations for the courage, dedication and sacrifices of all Polish, International and Afghan Security Forces.
Hope for more cooperation
I have begun my mission recently in this historical country. Just yesterday, I had the honor to present my letters of credence to H.E. President of the Republic of Poland.
I hope that during my mission to Poland, we can enhance not only the political and security relations between our countries, but also in the fields of Economic, Cultural and other areas of bilateral relations.
I wish all the best and more prosperity for Afghanistan and Poland and all of our distinguished guests. 
Thank you for your attention.

AMBASSADOR OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN TO THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND HAS PRESENTED THE COPY OF HIS CREDENTIAL LETTERS TO THE DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND H.E. MAREK MAGIEROWSKI

On July 17, 2017, H.E. Mr. Gul Hussain Ahmadi, Ambassador-Designate of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of Poland presented the copy of his letters of credence to H.E. Mr. Marek Magierowski, Deputy Foreign Minister of Republic of Poland. During the meeting, they also discussed the current bilateral relations.