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State Department Media Note: Consultations With China and Russia on the Afghan Peace Process

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019   Representatives of the United States, China, and Russia met in Washington, D.C., March 21-22, 2019. The parties exchanged views on the current status of the Afghan peace process and discussed common efforts to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Afghanistan. They underscored their ...
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U.S. Ambassador Bass Discusses Peace Efforts with Civil Society and Political Stakeholders

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass met with civil society representatives at the U.S. Embassy this week.  During their meeting, Ambassador Bass provided an update on U.S. efforts to promote an intra-Afghan dialogue and peace in Afghanistan.  The Ambassador emphasized that the agreement in draft will only be finalized when all parties come to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (March 18, 2019)

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  As of mid-March 2019, the U.S. Embassy has received increased reports regarding possible attacks coinciding with the Afghan New Year holiday that will be observed on March 21. Militants continue to plan attacks against a variety of targets in Kabul, including Afghan, U.S., and other foreign government offices and facilities.  Additionally, insurgents ...
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Comments by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson

The following is attributable to U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib March 14 to reject the public comments attributed to National Security Advisor Mohib criticizing the U.S. approach to reconciliation.  Under Secretary Hale underscored the longstanding U.S. assistance and ...
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