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Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Kabul

Statement on the Visit by Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad to Kabul Ambassador Khalilzad departed Kabul this evening following productive talks with President Ghani on accelerating a settlement process, reducing violence across Afghanistan, and supporting Afghan security forces if violence continues.   He also discussed these topics with former President Karzai, leaders of ...
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Ambassador Bass Visits Mazar-e-Sharif

Ambassador John R. Bass visited Mazar-e-Sharif today.  He met with women from the area and discussed the United States’ support for peace in Afghanistan and the importance of an inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue.  Ambassador Bass joined NATO Resolute Support Mission Commander General Austin Scott Miller in a meeting with regional and national security officials to discuss ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Nowruz

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 25, 2019 I would like to wish a Happy Nowruz to the people of Iran, and to everyone who celebrates this ancient tradition that marks the arrival of spring and a New Year, including people in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, ...
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Ambassador Bass Announces Humanitarian Assistance in Herat

Ambassador John R. Bass visited Herat today where he met with Herat Provincial Governor Abdul Qaiyoum Rahimi, Badghis Provincial Governor Abdul Ghafoor Malakzai, local civil society activists, UN agencies, NGOs, and displaced Afghans based in Herat.  They discussed the needs of internally displaced persons in Herat and Badghis provinces, as well as the United States’ ...
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