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    Ambassador Cunningham Remarks for the Signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement

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

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  • Statement from the U.S. Embassy on the Consolidation of State Department Operations in Herat

    On October 18, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan that the United States intends to move its diplomatic and consular presence from its current location on Qol-e-Urdu Road to Camp Arena of the International Security Assistance Force effective on October 23, 2014. Following the September 13, 2013 attack on the U.S. Consulate building in Herat, the staff has been working from Camp Arena, and due to operational considerations, we have decided to continue to operate from Camp Arena. The U.S. Consulate Herat staff remains committed to engaging with the Afghan people.  

  • Statement by the U.S. Embassy on President Ghani’s Decision to Reverse the Expulsion Order of Matthew Rosenberg

    We welcome President Ghani’s decision to let New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg return to Afghanistan and resume his work. The reversal of the expulsion order represents a significant commitment by President Ghani for freedom of the press in Afghanistan. Over the past 13 years, a vibrant media environment flourished in Afghanistan, and it is important to protect those gains. Media plays a crucial role in shaping a healthy democracy.  

  • Message from U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham on the Occasion of Eid al-Adha

    On behalf of the American people and the United States Government, it is my pleasure to wish you peace and happiness on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha. Over the past three years, I have seen our countries work closely together toward a peaceful and secure future for the Afghan people. You have achieved a peaceful and democratic transition of power to a national unity government that is representative of all Afghans. Your government needs your support and encouragement.  Video Message »

  • U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement, Fact Sheet

    On May 2, 2012, the United States and Afghanistan signed the Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America, a 10-year strategic partnership agreement that demonstrates the United States’ enduring commitment to strengthen Afghanistan’s sovereignty, stability, and prosperity and continue cooperation to defeat al-Qaida and its affiliates.   Full Fact Sheet »

  • Ambassador Cunningham Remarks for the Signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement

    I am honored to represent the United States at this historic moment for our two countries. The signature of our Bilateral Security Agreement makes clear and concrete our mutual commitment to maintain and strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Afghanistan. The United States values its relationship with Afghanistan and the Afghan people. We are committed to a better future for Afghanistan.   Full Remarks »

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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.

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