DIPLOMATIC HISTORY WITH ATHENS

Afghanistan and the Hellenic Republic enjoy a long-standing history of friendly cooperative bilateral relations. Relations can be traced back to the Macedonian times; however, the diplomatic relations between the two countries established in 1972 at the level of non-resident embassies.
In 2001, Greece, as a member of NATO joined the International Security Assistance Force and sent troops to fight in the War on terrorism in Afghanistan. The official diplomatic relation between Afghanistan and Greece were established in 2004. There is no Greek diplomatic mission in Afghanistan. There is parallel accreditation of the Greek Embassy in Pakistan.
In addition to diplomatic and military cooperation, the Hellenic Republic also contributed in development programs in Afghanistan and offered several scholarships for the Afghan students to pursue their higher educations in Greece.