Ambassador Haidari Seeks Sri Lankan Support for Afghanistan's IOM Candidature

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Colombo: - On June 12, 2019, Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari met with the UN Director-General of Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Shobini Gunasekera, to secure the tangible support of Sri Lanka for Afghanistan's strong candidate, Dr. Suraya Dalil, for the position of IOM Deputy Director-General. 

As a woman leader, DG Gunasekera appreciates that a woman from a country with relevant, practical experience of internal and external displacement and migration better suits the position's requirements to manage for sustainable, inclusive results with a focus on addressing the often neglected needs of migrant women, youth and children, whom Dr. Dalil has long served as a doctor, humanitarian relief worker, diplomat and minister of public health. 

Afghanistan counts on the continued support of Sri Lanka as a friendly nation and fellow member of SAARC. 

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