New Year’s Reception for Ambassadors’ Spouses at the Presidential Palace

On January 21, 2014 Mrs. Barbara Haider attended the New Year’s Reception for Ambassadors’ Spouses held by the First Lady of Poland, Mrs. Anna Komorowska.

Afghan crisis response service receives training in Poland

On 9 December 2013, ten representatives of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Agency started their training in Warsaw. The training is organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the National School of Public Administration and NATO.

First Vicepresident, Mohammad Qasim Fahim

Mohammed Fahim (Persian: محمد فهيم; born 1957; also known as "Marshal Fahim") is an Afghan military commander, politician and the Vice President of Afghanistan since November 2009. He was the Defense Minister of the Afghan Transitional Administration, beginning in 2002 and also served as Vice President from June 2002 to December 2004. Marshal Fahim was replaced by Abdul Rahim Wardak, who was appointed as defense minister by President Hamid Karzai on 23 December 2004 when the transitional administration gave way to a popularly-elected administration. Fahim returned to government however, after Karzai named him as candidate for Vice-President during his re-election campaign. Marshal Fahim is a member of Afghanistan's Tajik ethnic group. He is the recipient of the Ahmad Shah Baba Medal. He is fluent in Persian, Pashto and Arabic and is described as semi-literate. He is affiliated with Jamiat Islami (Shura-e Nazar) party of Afghanistan.

Convention 19th March

On 19th March the Trilateral Polish-Afghanistan-British Analytical Forum on Afghanistan was organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), in cooperation with the UK Embassy in Poland and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meeting of Minister Radosław Sikorski with dr Zalmai Rassoul

The signing of a new Polish-Afghan intergovernmental agreement (the first of this rank since the 1927 Treaty) was the main focus of Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski's official visit to Afghanistan.