Mar 25, 2019

CAPS Hosts Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan

The Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) hosted Ambassador of Canada to Afghanistan David Metcalfe for a luncheon on 24 March 2019. CAPS’ Chairman Hekmat K. Karzai and his deputy Hekmatullah Azamy welcomed Amb Metcalfe and his colleague Charles van der Donckt who serves as Counsellor for political and economic affairs at the embassy in Kabul.

Welcoming Amb Metcalfe in his first visit to CAPS, Mr Karzai provided an overview of the centre’s activities that particularly focus on peace. The two sides also exchanged views about the current progress in Afghan peace talks, upcoming consultative Loya Jirga for peace and Kabul Process III meeting.

Amb Metcalfe thanked Mr Karzai for the opportunity to host him at CAPS. He said such discussions are useful and hoped they would continue in the future. Amb Metcalfe also said that CAPS and his embassy would explore opportunities to work closely on issues that are contribute to peace in Afghanistan.