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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate the Following Individual to a Key Administration Post

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration: William Ruger, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. William Ruger serves as Vice President for Research and Policy at the Charles ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Doha, Qatar

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Qatar to attend the opening ceremony of Afghanistan peace negotiations on September 12. The start of these negotiations follows intense diplomatic efforts, including the U.S.-Taliban Agreement and the U.S.-Afghanistan Joint Declaration, which were agreed to in February.
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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: (6/9/2020) Country-Specific Information: There are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. American citizens with questions related to COVID-19 can contact the Overseas Citizens Services call center at +1 202-501-4444 (overseas) or 1-888-407-4747 (in the U.S. and Canada).  Detailed information can be found at the State Department’s COVID-19 web page at:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html Entry and ...
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Special Representative Khalilzad Travels to Qatar

U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad departed for Doha, Qatar on September 4.  He will be traveling in the region to advance ongoing U.S. efforts to promote the immediate start of intra-Afghan negotiations (IAN). The Afghan people are ready for a sustainable reduction in violence and a political settlement that will end the ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

Location:  Throughout Afghanistan Event:  Massoud Day will occur on September 8, 2020.  An increase in Afghan Security Forces in Kabul and other major cities is expected.  Large celebratory crowds may gather at Massoud Circle, adjacent to the U.S. Embassy, on Massoud Day.  Celebratory gunfire is likely in major cities.  Historically, groups of vehicles travel across Kabul City discharging small arms fire ...
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