Afghanistan appointed its only female embassador, Manizha Bakhtary to Norway. Defense Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen met with her in Kabil during her visit at the weekend.
-“Bakhtary has an interesting background, and I’m sure she will do a very good job as ambassador for his country and for relations between Norway and Afghanistan. I also think it is great that she wants to work for closer ties on a wide range of fields, such as culture and education. Afghanistan has so much more to offer than just being a country in conflict, “said Defense Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen.
Bakhtary’s chief of staff for the Afghan foreign minister. She has previously worked as a journalist and has published several books. Bakhtary becomes the third female ambassador in Afghanistan, and the only one at present.