Ambassador’s Message

Dear readers,

Welcome to the official website of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Oslo, I am greatly honored to be appointed the fourth Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan to the Kingdom of Norway and non-resident Envoy to Denmark, Finland and Iceland. I appreciate the trust and confidence conferred upon me by the Afghan government in representing Afghanistan in this dynamic and important region.

Over the past several years, the Nordic countries, Norway included, have made considerable contributions to our country’s efforts to achieve security, stability and self-reliance. We appreciate the support and assistance rendered so far and encourage their continued engagement with Afghanistan in order to help sustain the significant achievements of more than a decade, provide more and better opportunities and counter common challenges.

In this new capacity, I am determined to deliver on my responsibilities including further strengthening the partnership and friendly bilateral relations between our countries in close cooperation with the governments of Norway and other Nordic countries. My tenure will be dedicated to an increasing focus on the promotion and protection of human rights, in particular, safeguarding the achievements won by Afghan women over the past years within the framework of Afghanistan’s national and international obligations, securing their continued and meaningful engagement in the peace process, and investing more in building their capacities; fostering cooperation between our parliaments; facilitating interaction between civil society organizations; enhancing cultural activities and promoting trade and economic relations.

In the meantime, I am also looking forward to broadening the scope of the Embassy’s engagement with the Afghan diaspora in Nordic countries as well as providing them with the best possible consular services.

Ambassador Shukria Barakzai