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 programs in agriculture, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, energy, health, and infrastructure help to assist Afghans in bringing about stability, economic development and security to the country.
Among topics discussed during the meeting were the US-Afghanistan partnership and President Trump’s policy towards Afghanistan and the region. Ambassador Mohib expressed that the policy decision is a good opportunity to continue joint efforts between the United States and Afghanistan, especially in the economic sector. He added that the new policy allows for further identification and prioritization in a more detailed manner the areas which are of special concern to both countries.
Mr. Guggenheim briefed the delegation on national development projects, including the Citizens’ Charter and its functionality across the country.
Ambassador Mohib expressed his appreciation for the excellent relationship between the embassy and USAID and emphasized the importance of continuing joint consultations and efforts between the two sides.