Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Report:
President Ashraf Ghani officially accepted credence letters of the newly-appointed ambassadors of Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, and India during separate ceremonies this morning at the Presidential Palace.
Ole Andreas Lindeman, Ambassador of the Kingdome of Norway; Benedict de Cerjat, Ambassador of Switzerland; Torkel Stiernlof, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden; and Rudrendra Tandon, Ambassador of the Republic of India submitted their credence letters in separate ceremonies to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The newly-appointed ambassadors reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to Afghanistan on strengthening strategic relations and expanding cooperation in economic, political and development spheres.
They declared strong support for a peace process owned and led by the Afghan government, as well as the government’s end state; which is a sovereign, united and democratic Afghanistan, at peace with itself, the region and the world, capable of preserving and expanding the gains and values of the last 19 years.
They also expressed support for Afghanistan’s development plan to be presented at the upcoming Geneva Conference on Afghanistan and stressed the international community is willing to support the five-year development plan financially and politically.
President Ashraf Ghani extended welcomes to the ambassadors and elucidated Afghanistan’s economic perspective.
President Ghani said, “We will present our five-year development plan in the Geneva Conference in pursuit of a prosperous and self-reliant Afghanistan that will be grounded on state-building, peace-building and market-building.”
“Afghanistan is willing to expand its political and economic relations with the world,” added the President while urging the global countries to make investment in Afghanistan in the realms of energy, electrical power, agricultural production, and mining.