Afghanistan food festival in Hyderabad

The Samikhsya Correspondent

HYDERABAD: In a bid to promote culture, trade and mutual relationship between India and Afghanistan, a 10-day food and craft festival was hosted here this week by the Consulate General of Afghanistan.

“We aim to strengthen cultural and trade ties between India and Afghanistan. To promote mutual interest of both nations, we’ve arranged traders’ meet and workshops,” stated Muhammad Suleman Kakar, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Hyderabad.

A wide range of Afghani dishes were on display alongside  the country’s typical ornaments, crafts and handlooms.

“We are trying to promote culture, mutually between both the countries through this food festival. Through such food and cultural festivals, people from both the countries are getting more connected thus leading to strengthening the already strong bond between both the countries,” the Consul General explained.

The festival received rave response, he acknowledged.

“Due to the historical and cultural links that both the countries share, India and Afghanistan, till date shares a very strong bond. In order to promote even more cultural exchange, we have to conduct even more exchange programs that includes sports, music, arts and crafts, capacity building trainings, infrastructural development between both countries,” said the Consul General.