The Embassy of Italy in Kabul is one of the largest Italian bilateral mission in Central Asia.
The Chief of Mission is Ambassador Vittorio Sandalli.
Based on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations dated April 18, 1961 the functions of the Embassy are, among others:
– to represent Italy in the Afghanistan;
– to protect the interests of Italy and of its nationals in Afghanistan, within the limits permitted by international law;
– to negotiate with the Government of Afghanistan;
– to ascertain by all lawful means conditions and developments in Afghanistan, and reporting thereon to the Government of Italy;
– to promote friendly relations between Italy and Afghanistan and developing their economic, cultural and scientific relations.
The Embassy supervises the activities of the local Office of the Italian Development Cooperation, which sees Afghanistan as the main receiver of the development aid.
Through its Consular section, the Embassy of Italy in Kabul also offers a host of consular services to Italian and non-Italian citizens living within its jurisdiction.