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MEDIA NOTE

Joint Statement on Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan on the occasion of the inaugural Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – United States of America Trilateral Meeting. Begin Text: ...
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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO

Condemning the Attempt on the Life of International Woman of Courage Mayor Zarifa Ghafari The United States unreservedly condemns the latest attempted assassination of the mayor of Maidan Shar, in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, Mayor Zarifa Ghafari. She is a recipient of the 2020 International Women of Courage award, and this is the sixth assassination attempt ...
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Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Qatar

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad departed for Doha, Qatar and the region on September 29.  While in the region, Ambassador Khalilzad will meet with partners to discuss Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace negotiations and prospects for increased regional connectivity, trade, and development following a peace settlement.  Ambassador Khalilzad will also meet with the negotiating ...
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Testimony of Zalmay M. Khalilzad U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation

Good morning Chairman Lynch, Ranking Member Grothman, and distinguished members of the Committee. I regret that circumstances did not allow me to appear before this Committee sooner during the last several months. I regard making myself available to Congress as one of my most important responsibilities, and I welcome the opportunity today and am honored ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location: Throughout Afghanistan Event: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warns U.S. citizens that extremist organizations continue to plan attacks against a variety of targets in Afghanistan, including a heightened risk of attacks targeting female government and civilian workers, including teachers, human rights activists, office workers, and government employees. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and carry a communication device. ...
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