Sunday, 15 May 2016
Ms Adela Raz appointed as new Afghan deputy foreign minister for economic affairs
The newly appointed deputy foreign minister for economic affairs, Ms Adela Raz, officially assumed office after she was introduced to the staff on yesterday Saturday 14 May. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said Saturday that Ms Raz was introduced during a ceremony attended by Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Administrative and Finance Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha, Deput director for Administrative Office of the Preside y Ms Kamila Sediqi, and other directors and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ms Sediqi initially read the presidential decree regarding the appointment of Ms Raz as Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs, MoFA said. In his turn, Foreign Minister Rabbani congratulated Ms Raz for assuming charge as Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Affairs and said the Ministry of Affairs plays a key role being a diplomatic platform of the country, insisting that Foreign Affairs Ministry’s key objectives are to defend from national interests of the country while pursuing the foreign policy and attracting foreign investments in the country is one of the key objectives of the Ministry. Rabbani further added that diplomacy is not limited only to expansion of ties in bilateral and multi lateral ways among the nations but economic diplomacy also has became prominent with the development of international trade organizations. Ms Raz also thanked the government leadership and Minister of Foreign Affairs for their support trust, saying her main objective would be to serve for the development of the nation.