Editor’s Desk: With utmost pride here ENVOY EXCELLENCY presents this coffee table book on Afghanistan, On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Afghanistan, 2019 in association with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in New Delhi, India.
Coffee Table Book Title: “Afghanistan – Heart of Asia and a Unique Passage of Peaceful Connectivity”.
This coffee table book is reflect and picturize emerging aspects of Afghanistan mining, trade, public and private development sectors and also reflect upon the Afghanistan tourism attractions, natural resources, ecological diversity, heritage sites, as well as socio-economic development.
Afghanistan celebrates diplomatic freedom and Independence on 19 August in the memory of Anglo-Afghan treaty that was duly signed and passed on 19 August 1919. His Majesty King Amanullah Khan played an influencing role in Anglo-Afghan war and third Anglo-Afghan war.
Mountainous Afghanistan is enriched with five thousand years of glorious civilization and adventurous history background in the passage of world history. Situated across Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has an exclusive geo-strategic location, so it called “Heart of Asia”.
The country has witnessed unprecedented economic growth in the past 17 years and is now poised on a rapid path of economic reconstruction and rehabilitation with the cooperation of international community.
India and Afghanistan have a healthy relationship based on historical and cultural links. India-Afghanistan relations have strengthened by the Strategic Partnership Agreement, which was signed between the two countries in October 2011.
We are deeply obliged to H.E. Mr. Tahir Qadiry, Chargé d’Affaires of Afghanistan to India, for contributing an interview and message for the special coffee table book.
In addition, on the behalf of our entire team, let me convey sincere gratitude to all the contributors who helped making this special coffee table book successful.
Sincere wishes, and happy reading.