The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted the credentials of the new non-resident ambassador of Switzerland to Afghanistan Thomas Kolly, Wednesday afternoon, Presidential Palace.
Ambassador Kolly passed greetings of the Swiss government leadership to the President, affirming that during his tenure, his efforts will be particularly focused on strengthening mutual cooperation between the two countries.
President Ghani congratulated Ambassador Kolly on his new posting and thanked the Government of Switzerland for the commitments they pledged in the Brussels and Warsaw Conferences and providing assistance and aid to Afghanistan in different realms of development.
Highlighting that Switzerland possesses useful experiences in terms of vocational education, the President said that Afghanistan is interested in benefiting from those experiences as the Afghan vocational education system is modeled on the Swiss pattern. President Ghani wished ambassador Kolly success in his new mission.
On behalf of the Government and people of Switzerland, Ambassador Kolly reaffirmed the commitment that Switzerland continues to support the people and Government of Afghanistan. He said that Switzerland stands ready to provide cooperation to the Afghan Government on technical vocation.