At the UN headquarters, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, the Chargé d’Affaires of Afghanistan’s Permanent Mission, signed the book of condolence for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on behalf of the Afghan people.

He tweeted on Sunday, September 18, that he had extended his sympathies and condolences to the British royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday, September 8th, and f ollowing the news of her passing, world leaders released statements in which they offered their sympathies to the British royal family and the country’s people.

The late British Queen’s body will be visited by world leaders today in London, the capital of England, as they pay their respects.

Queen Elizabeth II’s burial is scheduled for Monday and is expected to draw hundreds of world dignitaries, including presidents, prime ministers, kings, queens, emirs, and others.

Only six countries are not the Queen’s funeral guest list in any capacity: Venezuela, which does not have diplomatic ties with the UK, Afghanistan, which is currently ruled by the Taliban, Myanmar, where the military seized power in a coup last year.

The other countries not invited are Russia, for the invasion of Ukraine, Belarus, for facilitating the invasion, and Syria, which does not have any diplomatic relations due to the civil war.


  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).