Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

10/27/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2020 02:21

President Ashraf Ghani bids farewell to outgoing Canadian Ambassador

President Ashraf Ghani awarded state medal of GhaziMir Masjidi Khan to David Metcalfe, the outgoing ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan this morning at the Presidential Palace in recognition of his efforts and services during his tenure in Kabul.

President Ghani commended Ambassador David Metcalfe for his endeavors in further consolidation of ties and enhancing mutual trust and cooperation between Afghanistan and Canada and wished him success in his future missions.

'Canada's cooperation and bilateral ties on shared values; women empowerment, peace, support to education and health are remarkable essence of our relations,' said the president.

Ambassador Metcalfe extended gratitude to President Ghani for awarding him with the state medal and termed his mission in Afghanistan historic. He also thanked Afghans for their hospitality and expressed happiness on working with them.

He hoped that peace and stability prevail in Afghanistan so that he can visit the country with his family as tourists.

David Metcalfe stressed that Canada remains committed to the Afghan government and people and would participate at the upcoming Geneva Conference to renew its commitments to Afghanistan particularly in the areas of peace and development.