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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (May 22, 2019)

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

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  Due to political developments, increased security restrictions may cause traffic disruptions over the next several days.  There may also be an increased likelihood of protests during the upcoming period.  In addition, the U.S. Embassy has received reports that militants continue to plan attacks of varying complexity against targets in Kabul where foreign ... 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»

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Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting on Afghan Peace Process

27 Apr 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Russia, and China on the occasion of the Trilateral Meeting on the Afghan Peace Process. Begin Text: Representatives of the United States, China, and Russia met in Moscow on April 25, 2019, and exchanged views on the current ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

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Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event:  As of mid-May 2019, the U.S. Embassy has received reports that militants continue to plan attacks of varying complexity against targets in Kabul where foreign citizens, foreign diplomats, and Afghan government officials may gather or stay, including hotels, housing compounds, and Afghan, U.S., and other foreign government offices and facilities. Actions to ... Read More»

Special Representative Khalilzad’s Visit to Kabul

07 Apr 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Statement on the Visit by Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad to Kabul Ambassador Khalilzad departed Kabul this evening following productive talks with President Ghani on accelerating a settlement process, reducing violence across Afghanistan, and supporting Afghan security forces if violence continues.   He also discussed these topics with former President Karzai, leaders of ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Nowruz

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

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC March 25, 2019 Statement by Secretary Pompeo on the Occasion of Nowruz I would like to wish a Happy Nowruz to the people of Iran, and to everyone who celebrates this ancient tradition that marks the arrival of spring and a New Year, including people in Afghanistan, ... Read More»

State Department Media Note: Consultations With China and Russia on the Afghan Peace Process

23 Mar 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 22, 2019   Representatives of the United States, China, and Russia met in Washington, D.C., March 21-22, 2019. The parties exchanged views on the current status of the Afghan peace process and discussed common efforts to bring peace, prosperity, and security to Afghanistan. They underscored their ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Bass Discusses Peace Efforts with Civil Society and Political Stakeholders

19 Mar 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass met with civil society representatives at the U.S. Embassy this week.  During their meeting, Ambassador Bass provided an update on U.S. efforts to promote an intra-Afghan dialogue and peace in Afghanistan.  The Ambassador emphasized that the agreement in draft will only be finalized when all parties come to ... Read More»

Comments by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson

17 Mar 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

The following is attributable to U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale summoned Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib March 14 to reject the public comments attributed to National Security Advisor Mohib criticizing the U.S. approach to reconciliation.  Under Secretary Hale underscored the longstanding U.S. assistance and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Kabul Celebrates International Women’s Day

08 Mar 2019  U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador Bass hosted the “Generations of Change” luncheon focused on facilitating mentoring relationships between different generations of female Afghan leaders. At the event, Ambassador Bass celebrated the central role women play in improving their communities and in bettering the lives of all Afghans.  He ... Read More»