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The Embassy of Afghanistan Newsletter
Spring 2018

Elections a top priority for Afghan government

In a meeting with Afghan and international government officials at the Presidential Palace on April 26, 2018, President Ashraf Ghani said upcoming parliamentary elections are a top national priority and discussed logistical progress and security measures for the voter registration process. So far, about 5 million Afghans have registered to voteRead more here.

President Ghani emphasizes regional connectivity at Tashkent Conference

At the Tashkent Conference on March 26, President Ghani emphasized the advantages of in-land trading connectivity, regional collaboration for mutual economic advancement; achievements made in the regional energy sector; and emerging threats and the importance of a united front for peace. Read more here.

National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar discussed progress on peace and stability at USIP

On March 22, National Security Advisor to President Ghani, Hanif Atmar, engaged in discussion at the US Institute of Peace with Chair Stephen Hadley about the successes and challenges of security in Afghanistan, as part of his official trip to Washington. President of USIP, Nancy Lindborg said, “Afghanistan remains one of the most critical foreign policy priorities for the United States.” Read more here. 

 

Minister of Communication and IT visits Washington to build partnerships

Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), Shahzad Aryobee, visited Washington, DC last month for a series of meetings with senior US officials and high-ranking officials of international companies to discuss bilateral relations and strengthen the Afghan-US partnership in the tech sector. Read more here

Ambassador Mohib among World Economic Forum's 100 Young Global Leaders

Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib was selected to join the Young Global Leaders Class of 2018. Read more here.

More on the Ambassador's appearances this Spring:

Kabul signs Sister Cities Friendship agreement with Kansas City, Missouri

On May 15, 2018, Deputy Mayor of Kabul, Shoaib Rahim, visited the United States to sign a Sister Cities Friendship agreement with the mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Sly James. The Embassy of Afghanistan hosted a panel to discuss the partnership.  Read more here.

Embassy celebrates Nawrooz with USAID & AKDN

The Embassy was honored to co-host the Nawrooz celebration with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).  Read more here. Click here to watch remarks from the keynote speakers.

Afghanistan in the News 

Ambassador Mohib's op-ed for CNN: My friend gave his life for Afghanistan's better future
Hamdullah Mohib | May 2018
No, We Have Not Failed in Afghanistan. Here’s Why the U.S. Should Stay.

Luke Coffey | May 2018 

Afghanistan's Fight Against Corruption: From Strategies to Implementation

UNAMA | May 2018

Assessing EUPOL Impact on Afghan Police Reform (2007-2016)

Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit | May 2018 

Photos of woman graduating from college go viral and inspire a beleaguered nation
Ruchi Kumar | June 2018

Useful Links:

Office of the President
President Ashraf Ghani's Statements and Speeches
Afghan Government Ministries

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