Ambassador Hugo Llorens Statement on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul and I extend our best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.  Thousands of Afghans have attended the annual Hajj pilgrimage with millions of Muslims from around the world, and they will soon begin returning home with a message of peace, dedication, and compassion.  Millions of American Muslims will also mark Eid by reaching out to those in need and celebrating in the company of their family and friends.

As President Trump made clear in his recent announcement of the new U.S. policy on Afghanistan, the United States will continue to stand with the people of this country and their government as they pursue a secure and prosperous future for Afghanistan.  Once again, we wish you a joyous and peaceful Eid al-Adha!