New Embassy building in Afgnaistan inaugurated by Sushma Swaraj

Sushma-SwarajUnion Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday inaugurated a new Indian Embassy building in Kabul, the Capital City of Afghanistan. The Embassy features an integrated security system.

Spread over an area of 5 acres, the building was constructed at the cost of USD 40 Million. The built-up area of building is 8,300 sq. Metre.

The building is close to Afghan Foreign Ministry at Wazir Akbar Khan.

Manmohan Singh, former PM, had laid the foundation stone in 2005 but the work was started in 2009.

Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zarar Osmani and other number of diplomats have attended the function.

Speaking at the function, Sushma Swaraj said, “This is critical decade of transformation for Afghanistan. India will always be Afghanistan’s first strategic partner and we will always share Afghan people’s vision of a strong, independent, united and prosperous Afghanistan for which so many Afghans sacrificed so much”.

“India is prepared to do whatever is possible, whichever capabilities and means, to work with Afghan government and its people to realise this vision.

I would like to thank the Afghan people for consistently praising our work in Afghanistan amongst the best and most effective aid and humanitarian programmes. This has always been a source of great encouragement and inspiration for us”, Ms Swaraj added.

Medaram Jathara

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