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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Travels to Qatar and Afghanistan

21 Aug 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will depart on travel to Qatar and Afghanistan on August 20. In Doha, Ambassador Khalilzad will resume talks with the Taliban as part of an overall effort to facilitate a peace process that ends the conflict in Afghanistan. In Kabul, he will consult with the leadership of ... Read More»

U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Afghans

20 Aug 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States announces an additional amount of nearly $125 million in humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Afghans inside Afghanistan, including internally displaced persons, conflict and flood-affected communities, and Afghan returnees. This brings the total U.S. funding in this fiscal year to the Afghan humanitarian response to nearly $190 million, including for ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

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Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  The Embassy has learned that terrorist groups and individuals are seeking to increase attacks on Americans and others living or working in Kabul’s International Zone. We encourage you to consider carefully all potential travel and limit trips only to those necessary. We expect terrorists will continue to target political rallies, speeches, and ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass on the Occasion of U.S. Independence Day

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador John R. Bass on the Occasion of U.S. Independence Day

03 Jul 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

(as prepared for delivery) Your Excellency the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Ministers Ambassadors, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 243rd anniversary of our birth as an independent country. Big thanks to our sponsors for their support for today’s event. And our thanks to the fantastic musicians of “Barbud”. ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Attack in Kabul

02 Jul 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s heinous terrorist attack, claimed by the Taliban, in which Afghan civilians and security personnel were killed and severely wounded. The attack involved a vehicle bombing and gun assault on an Afghan defense facility, also damaging nearby civic and cultural centers and a primary school, injuring dozens ... Read More»

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

02 Jul 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 1, 2019 Condemning Today’s Appalling Attack In Kabul The United States strongly condemns the horrific attack in Kabul today that killed an unconfirmed number of people and wounded more than 100 others, including as many as 50 children.  We offer our sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families, and our wishes ... Read More»

Remarks to Press in Kabul by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

26 Jun 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Remarks at a Press Availability MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY KABUL KABUL, AFGHANISTAN JUNE 25, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good afternoon, everyone.  With so much going on in the world right now, sometimes it’s easy to forget about America’s commitment here in Afghanistan, but the world should know that the Trump administration hasn’t ... Read More»

Joint Press Release from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the Occasion of World Refugee Day

20 Jun 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Today on World Refugee Day, the U.S. Embassy and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), held a joint reception to mark the 40th year of Afghan displacement, and urged the international community to increase efforts to create an environment conducive to the voluntary return of Afghan refugees and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan. ... Read More»

Visit of Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad

09 Jun 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

 For Immediate Release June 9, 2019 U.S Embassy in Kabul Statement Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad arrived in Kabul today for consultations with leaders of the National Unity Government, political leaders, civil society, and women to discuss progress in U.S. efforts to facilitate an inclusive peace process.  His arrival in Kabul follows ... Read More»

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

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Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  During the upcoming period, U.S. citizens are reminded to exercise caution in places where people are known to congregate, including public celebrations, markets, places of worship, and banks.  Terrorist and other groups continue to target foreigners for kidnapping and attacks at locations such as hotels, residential compounds, security checkpoints, government facilities, and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kabul Statement on Afghan Elections

16 May 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

We welcome the finalization of the Kabul parliamentary election results.  The completion of this election and the seating of the full parliament is an important achievement for the new IEC and the ECC, and of Afghanistan’s democratic process. We also note the decision of the IEC on May 10 to focus on voting methods that ... Read More»

Arrival of Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

12 May 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

May 12, 2019 U.S. State Department Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells arrived today in Kabul to participate in the opening of the U.S.-Afghan Civilian Assistance Review.  The Review will strengthen Afghan institutions and promote Afghan self-reliance, and is an element of the investment the U.S. makes in ... Read More»

Condemning the Attack on U.S. NGO in Kabul

09 May 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 9, 2019 The United States strongly condemns the Taliban attack against Counterpart International, a U.S. nonprofit organization and USAID implementing partner in Kabul. The organization targeted yesterday runs programs that encourage dialogue on peace, increase youth participation, and improve opportunities for women. Its Afghan ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump’s Message on Ramadan 2019

05 May 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The White House Office of the Press Secretary May 5, 2019 Presidential Message on Ramadan, 2019 I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan commemorates when the sacred Quran was revealed to Muhammad. At the spotting of the crescent moon, Muslim families and communities will honor this revelation ... Read More»