Statement on Eid by Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Ross Wilson

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2021

Statement on Eid by Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Ross Wilson

Eid Mubarak to all our Afghan friends and partners! 

I hope this holy month has been rewarding to you and your loved ones.  From our embassy community, we have shared messages of faith, charity, peace, and kindness throughout Ramadan.  I pray that this time has been a time of renewal. 

It has been only a few days since the attack on Sayed ul-Shuhada School in Kabul – a horrific assault on innocent girls and the right of all Afghans to an education.  The United States will continue strongly to support and advocate for education and for human rights in Afghanistan, including the rights of women.  We look forward to the equal representation of women in all walks of life and, perhaps especially, to their meaningful participation in negotiations to bring about a just and lasting peace.

I have talked with many leaders and citizens of Afghanistan.  They yearn for a future that war makes unreachable.  They paint destinies for this country only imaginable with peace.  They optimistically describe harvests to come and dream confidently of better lives for their children.  Through these Afghan eyes, the future of this country can clearly be seen.  This Eid, I hope for a future of peace, prosperity, faith, and kindness for this country and all its people. 

I wish you a joyous and peaceful Eid!