|Jan 31, 2013- During a formal ceremony, President Hamid Karzai accepted today the diplomatic credentials of Jon Philp, Australia’s new Ambassador to Afghanistan.
The ceremony was followed by a bilateral meeting, where the two sides discussed ways to enhance relations in various areas between the two countries.
On behalf of the people of Afghanistan, President Karzai thanked Australian government and people for their assistance in the past years, demanding the new ambassador to seek his government’s further contribution and support in education and higher studies fields of Afghanistan.
Jon Philp expressed happiness on the President’s request, and pledged that Australia would continue to help in this area, which is a key element of its mission in Afghanistan.
Australian Ambassador also expressed good wishes of Australian Prime Minister to the President and reassured on Prime Minister’s behalf that his country would remain committed to continue its support and assistance with Afghanistan for the long term.
Ambassador Philp gave assurance that he would use his tenure in office in Afghanistan to further build and forge the bilateral relations between the two countries.
In attendance to the ceremony were Political Deputy Foreign Minister and the Ministry’s Chief of Protocol.