Ambassador’s Message 

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Honorable visitors,

Welcome to the official Website of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Madrid.

First and foremost, I express my gratitude to H.E President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for his confidence conferred on me in my appointment as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Kingdom of Spain. It is a great privilege to have the opportunity of making efforts to contribute in further strengthening of the friendly relationship between my country and the Kingdom of Spain.

Afghanistan and Spain have enjoyed cordial ties since the establishment of their bilateral diplomatic relation in 1957. The Government and people of Spain have long stood alongside Afghanistan. Particularly in the recent 18 years, our Spanish friends have paid with blood and treasure to contribute to security, stability, peace and development in Afghanistan.

I and my competent colleagues at this embassy are firmly committed to forge ahead with concrete steps in further deepening of the friendly bilateral relations, and broadening of cooperation between Afghanistan and Spain in potential areas including bilateral trade, investment, and infrastructure development.

Furthermore, I am greatly honored to have been appointed as the first Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Afghanistan has been a longstanding member of the UNWTO, admitting to the organization in 1975. However, due to the decades-long war and turmoil in the country, Afghanistan had remained underrepresented in this organization for many years. In this capacity, I will spare no endeavors to revive Afghanistan’s status in the UNWTO, and to avail the privileges of its membership in this organization.

Last but not least, it is a great pleasure for me and the embassy’s consular section to be at the disposal of the Afghan diaspora in Spain, and to respond to their consular needs as effectively as possible.

Thank you!