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Public Affairs Section

The U.S. Embassy Kabul Public Affairs Section (PAS) is charged with engaging the Afghan people, facilitating understanding about the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan, and promoting cultural awareness and education.

Cultural Affairs Office:

The Cultural Affairs Office carries out activities to promote professional and cultural ties between the people of Afghanistan and the United States. The office coordinates a variety of exchange, speaker, artistic, and interactive programs that address major issues, such as democracy and civil society, human rights, university administration, independent media, local government, cultural preservation, and administration of justice.

The International Visitor Leadership Program facilitates travel by Afghan journalists, academics, politicians, government officials, religious scholars, community leaders and NGO officials to engage in a dialogue with their counterparts in the United States. The exchange program administers degree and non-degree fellowships, including Hubert Humphrey Fellowships, Fulbright Fellowships, and Partnership for Learning Undergraduate Studies Fellowships for Afghans to pursue higher studies and develop professional experience.

In addition to cultural programs, the office develops and maintains contacts with academics, political leaders, community leaders, religious scholars, and other professionals to promote a common understanding of issues of bilateral interest.  For more information on programs and exchanges administered through the Cultural Affairs Office, please visit the Education Exchanges section of our website.

Press Office:

The Press Office leads the U.S. civilian efforts interaction with international and Afghan media in Afghanistan.  The Press Office maintains websites, video channels, and social media platforms in English, Dari and Pashto, which we invite you to visit for up-to-the minute news, photos, and videos of U.S. Embassy Kabul. The Press Office also provides opportunities to build the professional capacity of Afghan journalists, and works with the media from coalition partner nations and elsewhere to increase public understanding of the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan. For news updates, press releases, and more information on U.S. Embassy Kabul’s press outreach, please visit the News and Events section of our website.

For any press inquiries please contact

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Mailing Address:
Public Affairs Section
US Embassy – Kabul
DPO AE 09806

Local Address in Kabul:
Great Massoud Road
Wazir Akbar Khan (neighborhood)