Turkey, Afghanistan to Mark 100th Anniversary of Ties
Turkey and Afghanistan plan to celebrate their 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations on Monday.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and #Afghanistan’s_Ambassador Amir Ramin will plant saplings “which symbolize the friendship between our countries,” in the garden of the Afghan Embassy in Turkey’s capital #Ankara, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.
#Cavusoglu will then address via video conference a celebratory reception in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul attended by his counterpart Hanif Atmar.
#Diplomatic_relations between Turkey and Afghanistan were established with the signing of the #Turkey-Afghanistan_Alliance Agreement on March 1, 1921 and the Turkish Embassy in Kabul was the first diplomatic representation to be inaugurated in Afghanistan after it gained independence in 1919.
Afghanistan became the second country to recognize the Turkish Grand National Assembly during Turkey’s independence war.