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Visit by Special Representative Khalilzad to Kabul, January 15, 2019

15 Jan 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Statement of the United States Embassy in Kabul on the Visit of Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad – January 15, 2019 Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul today for meetings with President Ghani, CEO Abdullah, and political leaders to discuss the next steps in U.S. efforts to support ... Read More»

United States Condemns Kabul Attack

15 Jan 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns the attack on a residential compound in PD9 last night that killed and injured innocent Afghan and international civilians, including children. In the face of these cowardly acts, the United States stands with the people of Afghanistan who seek a peaceful future and an end to conflict and violence. We ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Comment on Elections Reform

11 Jan 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The decision to delay presidential elections was made by the IEC in order to address administrative and technical deficiencies that were apparent in the parliamentary elections in the fall.  We join with the many Afghans and others in the international community who believe that serious elections reform is necessary.  It is up to the Afghans ... Read More»

Condemnation of the Attack in Kabul

26 Dec 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the December 24 attack on a government building in PD16.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the victims and honor the brave first responders who risked their own lives to help the injured.  The United States stands with the government ... Read More»

Arrival of Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to Kabul

20 Dec 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Arrival of Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to Kabul, December 19, 2018 Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived today in Kabul to update President Ghani and CEO Abdullah on is engagements with regional partners and other interested parties to reach a negotiated settelemnt to the conflict in Afghanistan. Special Representative Khalilzad arrives ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Threats to U.S. Citizens in Afghanistan

09 Dec 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

As of early December 2018, there are reports that militants plan to conduct attacks using suicide bombings and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) against hotels, compounds, international organizations, universities, airports, and other locations frequented by U.S. citizens and other foreign nationals.  There are also current, credible kidnapping and assassination plans by criminal and insurgent ... Read More»

Condemnation of the Bombing in Kabul

21 Nov 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON November 20, 2018 Condemnation of the Bombing in Kabul The United States strongly condemns the attack in Kabul today at a religious gathering that killed at least 40 and wounded over 60 civilians.  We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.  This shameless act comes as ... Read More»

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Special Representative Khalilzad Visits Kabul December 6

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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad visited Kabul on December 6 and met with President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah. The discussion centered on his regional engagement and Afghan preparations for negotiations to reach a political settlement to the conflict.  Following the meeting, Special Representative Khalilzad departed Afghanistan for Moscow for discussions on ... Read More»

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Visits Kabul

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Visits Kabul

13 Nov 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Statement from the U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan The Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Kabul November 10-12.  During the visit, Special Representative Khalilzad met with a number of stakeholders in Afghanistan, both in and outside of government.  He met with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other government officials, as well as ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador John R. Bass on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

01 Nov 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Ambassador John R. Bass  International  Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists October 29, 2018   Ambassador Bass: Thank you very much for joining us this evening as we gather to mark, as my colleague Mr. Bella said, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.  Clearly, a copy editor was not involved ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

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Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  As of early November 2018, there are reports that militants plan to conduct attacks using suicide attackers and/or vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) against hotels, compounds, and lodging camps which house foreign workers in Kabul. The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that over the past five years, Park Star, Green Village, the Baron Hotel, ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kabul Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nangarhar Province

11 Sep 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns the series of attacks today in Nangarhar province which took the lives of many Afghans, including children.  These attacks, several of which took place near girls’ schools, are shocking in their disregard for innocent life.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and classmates of all the victims. We ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Afghan Government’s Ceasefire Announcement

20 Aug 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO On Afghan Government’s Ceasefire Announcement   August 19, 2018   The United States welcomes the announcement by the Afghan government of a ceasefire conditioned on Taliban participation.  This plan responds to the clear and continued call of the Afghan people for peace. The last ceasefire in Afghanistan revealed the deep desire of ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Afghanistan Independence Day

19 Aug 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Statement by Secretary POMPEO Afghanistan Independence Day On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I warmly congratulate the Afghan people as they celebrate their 99th anniversary of independence on August 19. We commend the people of Afghanistan’s resolve and determination in continuing to strive for a future of peace and prosperity. The United ... Read More»