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Statement of Support for Afghan Journalists and Media

Today we join Afghanistan in celebrating World Press Freedom Day. Afghanistan’s vibrant media sector is one of the country’s greatest success stories of the last two decades. A free and independent media and a strong media sector is an essential part of an inclusive and representative Afghanistan. Free, safe and independent journalists and media organisations ...
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Joint Statement on the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan

Office of the Spokesperson, Department of State The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of the Extended “Troika” on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan. Begin Text: On April 30, ...
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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Opening Statement for Afghanistan Briefing Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and distinguished members of the Committee.  I am grateful to be here today to discuss America’s strategy in Afghanistan.  As you know, President Biden has announced his decision to begin the withdrawal of remaining U.S. forces from Afghanistan by May 1 and to conclude before September 11.  This decision was reached after an extensive review ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

(April 27,2021) Location:  Afghanistan Event:  On April 27, 2021, the Department of State ordered the departure from U.S. Embassy Kabul of U.S. government employees whose functions can be performed elsewhere due to increasing violence and threat reports in Kabul. The Consular Section in U.S. Embassy Kabul will remain open for limited consular services to U.S. citizens and for ...
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Afghanistan Travel Advisory – Level 4: Do Not Travel

Do not travel to Afghanistan due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed conflict. U.S. citizens wishing to depart Afghanistan should leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights. Read the Department of State’s  COVID-19  page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Afghanistan due ...
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