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Embassy Hosts Celebration for Rumi the Maulana’s 810th Birthday

On October 7, 2017, the Embassy of Afghanistan cohosted a celebration of the 810th birthday of Rumi the Maulana with the Alliance for the Restoration of Cultural Heritage (ARCH International). The celebration began with welcoming remarks from Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib. He spoke of the importance of poetry in Afghan culture and how
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Ambassador Mohib Meets Senator Blumenthal and Representative Poe on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Afghan Ambassador to the United States visited Capitol Hill to meet with Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Congressman Ted Poe of Texas.  In Ambassador Mohib's meeting with Senator Blumenthal, the two discussed the current situation in Afghanistan after the announcement of President Trump's new strategy for the country and
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Embassy Holds Annual Afghan Independence Day Celebration

On Monday, September 25, 2017, The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan held its annual Afghan Independence Day celebration. Nearly 300 guests attended, among them Malala Yousafzai, activist for female education and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.  The celebration began with Mrs. Lael Mohib, wife of Afghan Ambassador to
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President Ghani Visits New York City for UNGA

On September 18, 2017, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Ashraf Ghani arrived in New York City for the 72nd annual United Nations General Assembly. To see a readout of his remarks click here and to watch his address click here. The Afghan President attended multiple engagements during his visit in
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Afghan Ambassador Receives USAID Newly Appointed Assistant Administrator

On September 14, Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib met with newly appointed Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, Gregory Huger, and the USAID-OAPA team at the Embassy today. President Ghani's senior adviser, Scott Guggenheim and the Embassy's Economic Counselor, Fazelrahman Fazilyar were also in attendance. USAID
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Afghan Ambassador Meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan

On September 12, Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib met with United States House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the region in the wake of President Donald Trump’s new policy.  Ambassador Mohib as well as Scott Guggenheim, President Ghani’s adviser on development and infrastructure, updated Speaker Ryan on
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Ambassador Mohib Welcomes New U.S. Policy Toward Afghanistan

On August 21, U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech to the nation and outlined his administration’s policy in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib welcomed the new U.S. strategy in a statement, saying it was the result of intense deliberations and took into account both countries' needs and
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