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Afghanistan 2018-2020: Candidate for the UN Human Rights Council

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has been nominated to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the 2018- 2020 period. Membership elections will be held during the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations in 2017 in New York. Afghanistan has had
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Afghan Embassy Welcomes Passport D.C. Visitors

On May 6th, the Embassy of Afghanistan participated in the Around the World Tour in collaboration with Passport D.C. The embassy opened its doors at 10:00AM and gave Washingtonians a true taste of Afghan culture as they experienced the food, art, dance, fashion, and traditional music. The participants also had a chance to make
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Embassy to Host Afghan Disability Rights Conference

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, D.C. will host the Afghan Disability Rights Conference: From Policy to Programming in Washington, D.C. May 23 – 24, 2017 at Georgetown University.  This conference is being held in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council and the United States International Council on
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Ambassador Mohib Delivers Remarks on Afghanistan’s Prospects in 2017 and Beyond

Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib delivered keynote remarks and took questions at a panel discussion on Afghanistan’s prospects in 2017, held February 13 at New America Foundation panel. In attendance were a diverse group of audience to include Afghan Embassy diplomats, academia, security/intelligence specialists, United States Government Officials, Afghan and Pakistani experts,
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Readout of the Call between President Ghani and President Trump

              Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone on February 8 (February 9 US time). The two Presidents discussed regional security issues, economic affairs, development, and investment, as well as the joint fight against
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Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib Met with Sen. Timothy Kaine

February 8, 2017 –Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib met with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) at the Capitol Hill. Ambassador Mohib and Sen. Kaine discussed the importance and the need for the bipartisan support to the continuity of the U.S. support for Afghanistan, and the endurance of bilateral strategic partnership. The two men also
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Afghan Ambassador Responds to UNAMA Civilian Casualty Report

Statement by Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, in response to a new report from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which cited “the highest ever number of civilian casualties in a single year in Afghanistan, including record figures for children killed and injured in
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