November 2017 \ Interviews \ DIPLOMATIC INTERVIEW
“Relations between India and Afghanistan are exceptional”

Relations between India and Afghanistan are exceptional and unique as it is based on people to people relations derived from our shared history of culture...

Afghanistan is undergoing a sea change in education of women. What are the major steps in this direction taken by your Government?

As in other fields, the Afghan Government has been focused when it comes to education of women. There are many programs ongoing, such as government owned projects as well as projects by international community which creates educational facilities for Afghan women and girls.

Please talk us through the role being played by the India-Afghanistan Foundation…

India-Afghanistan Foundation has been playing a major role in enhancing cultural and educational ties between the two nations. Facilitating exchange programs, organizing seminars, symposia, colloquia and workshops on subjects of common interest, the India-Afghanistan Foundation boosts people to people relations and it also helps introduce cultures of both nations to each other.

Please give us an idea of the recent cultural and sporting exchanges between the two nations…

There have been many cultural and sporting exchanges between India and Afghanistan in the past. The good news is that we are going to organize the joint Indo-Afghanistan Cultural Week on 29th November where we will showcase both Indian and Afghan cultures for a week. We will be having concerts, products shows and art shows for the entire week.