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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

00 0000  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

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»

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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»

U.S. Embassy Kabul Condemns Jalalabad Attack

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

The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s vicious attack in Jalalabad on the provincial Refugee Department, and the attacks that Jalalabad has experienced recently.  We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of all the victims.  We remember and salute those dedicated and brave individuals who are working for Afghanistan’s most vulnerable citizens. ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass Visits Mazar-e-Sharif

18 Jul 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Ambassador John R. Bass returned from his first visit to Mazar-e-Sharif yesterday after a day of meetings with local officials, civil society members, and NATO military leaders based there. His wife, Holly Holzer, accompanied him on the trip. Ambassador Bass said “I greatly appreciate the hospitality I received from everyone I met with in Mazar-e-Sharif. ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Press Availability with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani

10 Jul 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Kabul, Afghanistan July 9, 2018 PRESIDENT GHANI: (Inaudible.) In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Mr. Secretary, it’s a unique pleasure to welcome you. SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. PRESIDENT GHANI: On behalf of the Afghan public, let me first thank the American men and women ... Read More»

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells Visits Kabul

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

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visited Kabul June 30-July 1 to meet with Afghan and international partners.  Throughout the visit, she underscored continued U.S. support for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process and an honorable and dignified path to ending the conflict, as President Ashraf Ghani has ... Read More»

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

24 Jun 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Vice President Mike Pence spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan by phone today. The two leaders discussed the security situation in Afghanistan, including the recent ceasefires initiated by the Afghan Government and the Taliban. The Vice President reinforced the U.S. and international commitment to partner with and support the Afghan government and security forces. ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo Statement On President Ghani’s Ceasefire Offer

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

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2018 The United States welcomes President Ghani’s offer of a temporary ceasefire between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to allow the Afghan people to celebrate Eid al-Fitr without fear of violence. This ceasefire further demonstrates the Afghan government’s commitment to explore ways ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Ramadan

17 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

With the rising of tonight’s moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world. During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer.  Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

15 May 2018  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns today’s senseless and barbaric attack in Kabul that killed 29 people and wounded dozens more, including several brave journalists and media professionals. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims who were injured and killed, and we mourn all those who lost their lives. The ... Read More»