Afghanistan's ambassador to Norway meets Norway's Defence Minister
Afghanistan's ambassador to Norway, H.E Mrs. Manizha Bakhtari held a bilateral meeting with Norwegian Defence Minister Mrs. Anne- Grete Strøm-Erichsen on 16 November. The two sides discussed Norway's contribution to Afghanistan after 2014 as well as other issues of mutual interest.
Afghanistan’s ambassador to Norway H.E Mrs. Manizha Bakhtariheld a bilateral meeting with Norwegian Defence Minister Ms. Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen on 16 November. The two sides discussed Norway’s contribution toAfghanistan after 2014 as well as the current situation as the Norwegian troopsstationed in Afghanistan now have been pulled out. The Defence Minister assuredH.E Mrs. Bakhtari that Norway will remain a close friend and supporter ofAfghanistan also beyond 2014. As a part of Norway’s engagement, Ms.Strøm-Erichsen will go to Afghanistan on 3-5 December 2012 and she took theopportunity to discuss the upcoming visit with the Afghan ambassador. Mrs. Bakhtarion her side stressed that the Afghan government has taken several measures tomake sure that Afghan authorities are able and ready to take care of thecountry’s own security and development. The two sides did also touch upon theStrategic Partnership Agreement between Afghanistan and Norway that will besigned in the near future. Finally, they looked into the possibilities of theAfghanistan embassy and the Norwegian Defence Ministry hosting a conference together.