Background of the Embassy


The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Oslo was established in 2004, and is one of the youngest embassies in Europe. The Embassy is accredited to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.


Ambassador Maroofi presenting his credentials to H.E. King Harald V of Norway. Ambassador Ludin presenting his credentials to H.E. King Harald V of Norway.


H.E. Ambassador M.Y. Maroofi was appointed the first Afghan ambassador to Norway by President Hamid Karzai in 2004, and was officially accredited to the court of Norway on October 6th, 2004. Mr. Maroofi served as ambassador to Norway and non-resident envoy to Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland until May 2007. He is now Secretary General at the intergovernmental regional organization Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

H.E. Ambassador Jawed Ludin was appointed Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Norway by President Hamid Karzai in 2007, and was officially accredited to the court of Norway on May 31st, 2007. Mr. Ludin served as ambassador to Norway and non-resident envoy to Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland until June 2009, and then he served as Afghanistan’s ambassador to Canada until March 2011. Since 10 March 2011 Mr. Jawed Ludin is serving as Afghanistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs. 


H.E Ambassador Manizha Bakhtari was appointed Afghanistan's Ambassador to Norway by President Hamid Karzai in 2009, and was officially accredited to the court of Norway on November 5th, 2009.



Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Oslo
Gange-Rolvs gate 5  -  0244 Oslo  -  Norway  -  Phone: + 47 22 12 35 70

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