Ambassador Waissi and Minister Wyatt Discuss 160th Anniversary of the Arrival of Afghan Cameleers in Australia
Australia and Afghanistan’s relations can be traced back as far as the 1860s when the Afghan Cameleers came to Australia. In the midst of its 160th anniversary, Ambassador Wahidullah Waissi called on the Honorable Ken Wyatt AM, Member of the Parliament and Minister for Indigenous Australians, at the Australian Parliament in Canberra. Both sides discussed Cameleer's history and contributions to construction of transportation and communication and exploration of the outback Australia.
The Honorable Minister Ken Wyatt, who is also one of the proud descendants of the Cameleers, appreciated Embassy's anniversary celebration. They also discussed joint activities as part of the 160th celebration year to keep Cameleer's legacy alive.
Ambassador Waissi presented an engraved crystal block honoring the 160th Anniversary logo to the Hon Minister as a token of appreciation to the work, life and legacy of the Cameleers in Australia.