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    Ambassador P. Michael McKinley’s Swearing-In Ceremony

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    Ambassador James B. Cunningham’s Remarks at Official Farewell Reception

  • Bilateral Security Agreement

    Ambassador Cunningham Remarks for the Signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement

  • Dr. Ashraf Ghani as President of Afghanistan

    Statement by Ambassador James B. Cunningham on the Inauguration of Dr. Ashraf Ghani as President of Afghanistan

  • Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks, September 11th Anniversary

    Ambassador Cunningham’s Remarks, September 11th Anniversary

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  • Condemnation of Recent Suicide Bombing

    The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns yesterday’s suicide attack near Isteqlel high school and the French Cultural Center. We offer our sincere condolences to our French colleagues, the victims, and their families. The United States will continue to stand with Afghanistan and its international partners to further peace and stability for the Afghan people. 

  • Statement by Secretary Kerry on Release of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Report

    Release of this report affirms again that one of America's strengths is our democratic system’s ability to recognize and wrestle with our own history, acknowledge mistakes, and correct course. This marks a coda to a chapter in our history. President Obama turned the page on these policies when he took office and during week one banned the use of torture and closed the detention and interrogation program. It was right to end these practices for a simple but powerful reason: they were at odds with our values.  Full Statement »

  • Statement by the President Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

    Throughout our history, the United States of America has done more than any other nation to stand up for freedom, democracy, and the inherent dignity and human rights of people around the world. As Americans, we owe a profound debt of gratitude to our fellow citizens who serve to keep us safe, among them the dedicated men and women of our intelligence community, including the Central Intelligence Agency. Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, these public servants have worked tirelessly to devastate core al Qaeda, deliver justice to Osama bin Laden, disrupt terrorist operations and thwart terrorist attacks.   Full Statement »

  • Statement by the Ambassador Welcoming the Ratification of the U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement

    I welcome the approval by very substantial majorities in both houses of the Afghan National Assembly of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and the NATO Status of Forces Agreement, and congratulate the Afghan Government.   Full Statement  »

  • Statement by Secretary Kerry on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism

    Today, we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Over the next two weeks, U.S. embassies and missions around the world will all be working to raise awareness of the irreparable harm caused by gender-based violence.  Full Statement »

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  • The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. The security threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  For detailed information please visit Afghanistan Travel Warning.

    For all messages to U.S. citizens, please see Travel and Security Information.

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