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The Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on April 22nd 2017, organized a gathering with the Afghan citizens residing in Los Angeles to consult and seek their advice on how to better advance our services.
On this occasion a large number of influential Afghans active in civil society, business and the media had attended. The event started by esteemed Sayyed Mahmoud Gilani reciting some verses of the Holy Quran. On behalf of all the Afghan-American community in California he condemned this attack and everyone prayed to the martyrs of 209 Shaheen Corps who were martyred due to the attack of armed insurgents on the Corps. Participants of the ceremony asked heaven for the martyrs and patience for their families from Almighty Allah.
Honorable Abdul Majied Danishyar, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Los Angeles by delivering a brief statement referring to the bloody incident of Balkh, said the atrocities of the enemy against security forces would never demoralize the government or the people of Afghanistan. The Afghan government becomes more committed and determined to fight its enemies and achieve long lasting peace and stability.
This gathering stressed on the close cooperation between the Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles and Afghans residing in California to encourage exchange of ideas and provide this office with consultations in different area.
On 18th of April 2017, Honorable Abdul Majied Danishyar, the Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Spozhmai S. Stanakzai, the Deputy Consul General participated in launch of Mr. Lee Hilling’s book (A Place of Miracles) the Story of a Children’s Hospital in Kabul and the People Whose Lives Have Been Changed by it, which was organized by the Agha Khan Council in Los Angeles. Hilling who’s been the Chairman of French Medical Institute Children’s governing body since 2006 and has travelled to Afghanistan more than 70 times.
The ceremony was held at the University of Southern California, in addition to a number of Afghan citizens, Chairman and officials of the Aga Khan Council, chairman of the International visitor’s council, students and professors of the University had also participated.
On behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Honorable Abdul Majied Danishyar expressed his appreciation to Mr. Lee Hilling and congratulated him for writing this book and his other activities in Afghanistan. In his brief statement, Consul General paid tribute to this initiative of the Agha Khan Foundation and other partners of the French Medical Institute for Children’s for their educational and scientific activities in development of medicine and health sector in Afghanistan.
In addition to that, Hon. Consul General stated that expansion and development of health sector is one of the priorities of the Afghan National Unity Government and took the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the contribution of the United States of American and other development partners for their cooperation and emphasized on the continuation of such contributions.