Afghan Director of Local Governance visits Norway and Sweden
The General Director of the Independent Directorate of Local Governance of Afghanistan, Mr. Ghulam Jelani Popla, is on a visit in Norway and Sweden to raise awareness about, and seek assistance for the public outreach strategy of the Afghan government.
Mr. Ghulam Jelani Popla arrived in Oslo on November 3rd. During his visit he met with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the State Secretary for Defense, the Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Defense, the State Secretary for Justice and the police. He also chaired a conference on peace at the Norwegian Atlantic Committee.
During his meetings with the Norwegian authorities, Mr. Popla thanked for the generous assistance of the Norwegian public for the people of Afghanistan during the years of war and now.
Mr. Popla also traveled to Sweden to participate and deliver a speech at the Peace Building in Afghanistan conference organized by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. The Conference was also attended by Ms. Sima Samar, the chairperson of the Independent Commission for Human Right in Afghanistan.