Cadets Farewell Australia after Successful Completion of Courses
On Tuesday the 10th of December 2019 the Embassy of the I. R. of Afghanistan organized a farewell reception in honour of first Afghan cadets who successfully graduated from the two major Australian military and defence education institutions namely the Australian War College and Royal Military College-Duntroon.
Representatives of Australian Department of Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, first Australian veteran and first Australian diplomat who served in Afghanistan, Director of the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU, Deputy Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs and former deputy of Independent Directorate of Local Governance of I.R of Afghanistan were among the participants.
Ambassador Wahidullah Waissi thanked Australian Government for providing education opportunities for Afghan cadets as part of Australia's contribution in train, advice and assist of Afghan defence and security forces and emphasized on the importance and need of continuation of such contributions.
Brigadier Warren Gould, former Australian Attaché in Kabul thanked the graduates for their dedication and hard- working during their study and wished them further success in their home country.
Three Afghan cadets were graduated this year. Colonel Hassib Sediqi and Major Farid Noor graduated from Defence and Strategic Studies Course and Australian Command and Staff Course under Australian War College respectively. The third graduate was Lieutenant Mirwais Aryan who graduated from Army Officer Commissioning Course, Royal Military College (RMC). Two other Afghan cadets will graduate from RMC in June 2020.