Arrival of Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

May 12, 2019

U.S. State Department Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells arrived today in Kabul to participate in the opening of the U.S.-Afghan Civilian Assistance Review.  The Review will strengthen Afghan institutions and promote Afghan self-reliance, and is an element of the investment the U.S. makes in the social and economic development of Afghanistan.

During her visit, Wells will meet with stakeholders of the September 28 Afghan Presidential Elections to learn about ongoing preparations and underscore U.S. commitment to a transparent and efficient presidential elections process.  She will meet with men and women from civil society to hear their views on peace and reaffirm U.S. support for a peaceful, stable Afghanistan.  She will also celebrate Ramadan at an Iftar with Afghan civil society leaders.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells will meet with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and a variety of other Afghan leaders and civil society figures.