Statement - 54 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Afghanistan and Australia
March 30th marks the 54th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Afghanistan and Australia - a journey reflecting unwavering commitment and enduring friendship. Over five decades, Australia has been a steadfast supporter of Afghanistan, playing a crucial role in reconstruction through diplomatic, defense, and development efforts. The Afghan diaspora in Australia and the historical connection with Afghan Cameleers further strengthen the bond between our two nations.
As we reflect on this auspicious occasion, we acknowledge the challenges Afghanistan currently faces, especially following the Taliban's takeover. The ensuing devastation has led to widespread unemployment, extreme poverty, and a mass exodus of talent. The Taliban's extremist practices have deeply affected Afghan society, particularly girls and women.
Australia's contributions have been invaluable, including its sacrifices in human lives, financial resources, and support during Afghanistan's challenging times. The country has provided significant humanitarian assistance, welcomed Afghan refugees, and fostered educational opportunities.
With deep appreciation and gratitude, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Canberra expresses its heartfelt thanks to the Government and people of Australia for their unwavering support over the past two decades, especially during the challenging times following the events of August 15th, 2021. As we celebrate our 54th anniversary, we reflect upon the flourishing diplomatic relationship that we have built and pledge to preserve its strength for future generations to come. Let us work together to enhance and deepen our connection as we look forward to a bright and prosperous future.
Together, let's continue to deepen our connection and work towards a brighter, more prosperous future. #AfghanAusRelations #StrongerTogether