Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells Visits Kabul

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells traveled to Kabul February 13-15 to meet with Afghan partners in advance of the February 28 Kabul Process Conference.

During her three-day visit, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Directorate of Security Chief Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, High Peace Council Chairman Karim Khalili, Secretary General of the High Peace Council Akram Khapalwak, and Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Karzai.  She also met with prominent Afghan political, business, and media representatives to highlight the longstanding U.S.-Afghan partnership.

Additionally, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells met with Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander General John W. Nicholson, Jr., as well as with UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, to discuss ongoing U.S. and international community support for efforts to bring peace and security to Afghanistan and the region.

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