On June 25, 2018, Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib presented his credentials as non-resident Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the President of the Republic of Argentina Mauricio Macri, in a special ceremony in Buenos Aires. President Macri extended his good wishes and welcomed the strengthening of relations between Afghanistan and Argentina. Ambassador Mohib spoke with President Macri about the current situation in Afghanistan, including steps taken by the Afghan government in pursuit of peace and stability.
Ambassador Mohib and President Macri also discussed potential areas of future collaboration and partnership between the two countries, including in the areas of agriculture, trade, and sports, especially soccer. They spoke of the possibility of training programs hosted by Argentina for Afghan soccer players and coaches. President Macri also welcomed Afghanistan’s participation in the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation to be held in Buenos Aires in March 2019.
Following presentation of his credentials to President Macri, Ambassador Mohib met with the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Marcello Faurie. He also met with the following officials from the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen Afghan-Argentine relations: Director of Asia and Oceania, Eduardo Acevedo Díaz; Director of Foreign Relations, Mrs. Licila Agustio Rosso; Director of Economic Affairs of Asia-Pacific, Mrs. María Isabel Rendón; and the Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Cooperation at the Foreign Ministry, Luis Eduardo Susman.