On August 10, Ambassador Mohib visited the U.S. Department of State to meet with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice G. Political Counselor Mr. Ramin Manawi was also in attendance.
Ambassador Mohib briefed Dep. Secretary Sullivan and Ambassador Wells on the current situation in Afghanistan and provided an overview of ongoing security threats and efforts to end the conflict. He underscored the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and Afghanistan, calling the United States the country’s “foundational partner”.
The briefing also covered Afghanistan’s domestic and regional challenges and progress on many fronts, including the government’s reform program, advances in good governance systems, improved service delivery to citizens, and the construction of essential hydropower dams and railroads.
A central topic of discussion was the current White House policy review of Afghanistan, and the Embassy’s hope that talks include deliberations on the country’s current challenges and take into account the desire of the Afghan people to live in a stable and secure country. Deputy Secretary Sullivan expressed his understanding and said the United States will continue to support a stable and prosperous Afghanistan. He also said that many senior U.S. officials are well informed on Afghanistan and that they, along with other experts, are closely involved in the policy review process. The two sides agreed to continue their dialogue while the policy review is ongoing.