On June 29, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) unveiled a Wall of Honor to commemorate members of its staff killed while serving USIP in its mission of promoting peaceful resolutions of violent conflicts abroad.
The first three staff members to be honored were Ahmed Abid Al-Aziz Al-Dori and Osama Dori of Iraq, and Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak of Afghanistan.
Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib spoke at the memorial service and unveiling.
He told those gathered that Khpulwak, who was also an assistant professor at the American University of Afghanistan and died in the August 24, 2016 Taliban attack, was an example to many because he lived his life with passion and worked for peace. Ambassador Mohib expressed his appreciation to USIP for honoring Khpulwak, saying that the memorial will allow people to learn about his life and the sacrifice he made to bring peace to his country.
Ambassador Mohib concluded by talking about the importance of peace not just in Afghanistan, but everywhere in the world. “While Khpulwak may not be the last star on the wall, it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end for this conflict.”
Watch a video of the event here.