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Remarks by Ambassador Bass Marking International Anti-Corruption Day

President Ghani, Vice President Danesh, Chief Justice Halim, Speakers of Parliament, Ministers, Colleagues: I am pleased to speak on behalf of the United States government at this important event to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and Afghanistan’s efforts to tackle corruption. I have been the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan for just over 2 years now.  During that ...
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U.S. Embassy Kabul and DEA Honor DEA-Trained Afghanistan Officers Killed in Terrorist Attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass and DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon presented the DEA Purple Heart Award to the families of nine DEA-trained Afghan officers killed in the line of duty, and six officers wounded.  Eight of the officers died and five were wounded in a terrorist attack on August 6, 2019 ...
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Ambassadors’ Op-Ed: Fight Corruption, Increase Rule of Law

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on December 9th. This began with the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in 2003, which Afghanistan ratified in 2008. We, the Ambassadorial Anti-Corruption Group*, call on the Government of Afghanistan and its people to join forces to combat and prevent corruption. Afghanistan remains among the ...
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Statement from the Group of Friends of Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) regarding allegations of sexual abuse of boys in Logar province

Statement from the Group of Friends of Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) regarding allegations of sexual abuse of boys in Logar province and subsequent actions against human rights defenders We, the Group of Friends of Children and Armed Conflict in Afghanistan, are extremely concerned about the allegations of sexual abuse of a large number of ...
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