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President Ghani confers state medals on NSA, Dr. Zakhilwal

KABUL: To honor services and efforts made by National Security Advisor (NSA) Dr. Hamdullah Mohib and Afghanistan’s former ambassador to Pakistan Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, President Ghani conferred state medals of Ghazi Amanullah Khan on them, the Presidential Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.
The ceremony which was held in Chahar Chenar Palace, the president’s separate decrees in this regard were read out by the presidential cultural advisor Asadullah Ghazanfar, the statement further said.
After conferring the medals, the president said, “Today, we are appreciating two outstanding ambassadors of the diplomacy system who have deeply realized the country’s national interests.”
Dr. Hamdullah had been appointed as Afghanistan’s ambassador to US when the trust atmosphere were confused, but he made effort to maintain relations and create a good image to Afghanistan in political ceremonies, the president added, according to the statement.
Dr. Zakhilwal had been appointed as Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan when negotiation possibilities were less with that country, but considering the country’s national interests, he could play effective role in all discussions and his views have been effective in quadrilateral talks, the president said.
He thanked both diplomats for addressing the Afghan refugees problems in the US and Pakistan, as they had changed Afghanistan’s embassies in the mentioned countries into the Afghan refugees’ house.
Thanking the president for his trust, Dr. Mohib said this has encouraged me to work with open hand, adding we would never let this trust to be destroyed.
Afterwards, Dr. Zakhilwal while thanking the president said Afghanistan’s embassy has now turned into a consultation center, where refugees’ problems are being addressed.
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