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

    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

  • Ambassador P. Michael McKinley’s Swearing-In Ceremony

    Ambassador P. Michael McKinley’s Swearing-In Ceremony

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

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

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  • U.S.-Afghanistan Joint Statement

    President Barack Obama welcomed Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and the accompanying Afghan delegation to Washington from March 22-26, 2015. The visit offered an opportunity to review the joint achievements of the last 13 years in Afghanistan, and to discuss the actions each country needs to take to ensure that the social, economic, security and human rights gains made over that period are sustained and advanced. Based on President Ghani’s request for flexibility in the U.S. military draw down timeline, the U.S. will maintain its current posture of 9,800 troops through the end of 2015.  

  • Secretary Kerry Welcomes President Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah to Camp David

    On March 23, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed Dr. Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan, and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive officer, to Camp David. President Ghani’s visit to the United States highlights the importance of continuing bilateral cooperation. It also highlights the American commitment to our U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership to reinforce regional security and sustain the achievements of the last 13 years.  

  • Afghan Air Force Pilot wins International Women of Courage Award

    In honor of International Women’s Day, Deputy Secretary Heather Higginbottom hosted the ninth annual International Women of Courage Awards ceremony on March 6, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage recognizes women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, often at great personal risk. This year the first female fixed-wing Afghan Air Force pilot in Afghanistan, Captain Niloofar Rahmani, was honored with the award. 

  • U.S. Embassy Offers Condolences to the Victims of the Avalanches in Afghanistan

    The United States Embassy is deeply saddened by the loss of life in Afghanistan as a result of the recent avalanches. We extend our sincere condolences to the people of Afghanistan, especially those who have lost family members, friends, homes and livelihoods in this disaster. The United States continues to work with Afghanistan and our international partners in the relief efforts by helping to provide food, clothing, blankets, household items and temporary shelter for those affected.  

  • Rewards for Justice - Reward Offers for Information on Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Terrorists

    The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information on two associates of the extremist group Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin (HIG). The Secretary of State has authorized rewards of up to $3 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Abdul Saboor and up to $2 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Abdullah Nowbahar.  Full Press Release »

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.

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