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    President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

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    Ambassador McKinley’s Remarks in Celebration of Independence Day

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    Secretary Kerry welcomes President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah to Camp David

  • Afghan Air Force Pilot wins International Women of Courage Award

    Afghan Air Force Pilot wins International Women of Courage Award

  • Ambassador P. Michael McKinley Presents Diplomatic Credentials

    Ambassador P. Michael McKinley Presents Diplomatic Credentials

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  • U.S. Embassy Welcomes the Special Electoral Reform Commission

    The U.S. Embassy welcomes the inaugural meeting of the Special Electoral Reform Commission (SERC).  

  • Readout of the President’s Video Conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

    The President today participated in a video conference with President Ashraf Ghani of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah. The President commended the progress made since the leaders met in Washington in March, including on efforts to curb corruption, revive the economy, and improve regional economic connectivity.  

  • U.S. Embassy Condemns Attack against Civilians in Faryab Province

    The U.S. Embassy condemns today’s attack on civilians at a marketplace in Faryab Province. The attack targeting civilians demonstrates a complete disregard for life and liberty. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of today's attack as well as their friends and families.  

  • Remarks at a Reception in Honor of Eid-al-Fitr

    Deputy Secretary Blinken: Well, good evening, everyone. Assalamu alaikum. Eid Mubarak. It is wonderful to welcome you here to the State Department. And on behalf of the President, on behalf of Secretary Kerry, it’s a privilege also to extend our best wishes to you and your families as Ramadan – a time of peaceful reflection and prayer – comes to a close. 

  • Statement by U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

    On behalf of the American people and the U.S. government, I would like to extend my best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Today the Afghan people celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, a month of devotion and self-reflection celebrated by millions of Muslims in the U.S. and throughout the world.... 

Afghanistan Travel Warning

  • 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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