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MEDIA ADVISORY: Ambassador Jawad Visits California to Discuss Afghanistan’s Reconstruction
The Embassy of Afghanistan

11/02/2005

Washington, D.C. - As part of the Embassy’s efforts to reach out to the public in the United States to share with them the rebuilding achievements and challenges of Afghanistan and its international partners, Ambassador Jawad will be speaking on various topics relating to the reconstruction process in major cities of California. The Ambassador will visit the Bay Area where most Afghan immigrants concentrate and attend an event there to discuss the role of the Afghan Diaspora in rebuilding Afghanistan. While appreciating the assistance of the US government, Ambassador Jawad will encourage the US private sector to invest in Afghanistan both to help rebuild the country and to benefit from the country’s many profitable emerging markets.

Topics to be discussed will include the recent parliamentary elections, US-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership, security sector reform, counter-narcotics, and education. For further information, please see below.

Topic:“Buzkashi: Celebrating Afghanistan’s National Sport”
Venue:Robertson Park Livermore Road, 3200 Robertson Park Livermore, CA 94550
Date:11-5-05; 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Contact: Diana Nelson; (909) 917-3221

Topic:“The Role of Education in Afghanistan’s Political Future”
Venue:California Polytechnic University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chumash Auditorium San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Date: 11-10-05; 11:00am-12:00pm
Contact: Richard Leroy; (805) 305-1103

Topic: “Winning the Peace in Afghanistan”
Venue: World Affairs Council of Orange County; Fairmont Hotel, 4500 McArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Date: 11-10-05; 7pm-10pm
Contact: Mr. Hasan Nouri; (949) 586-6127

Topic: ”US-Afghan Relations and the Role of the Afghan Community”
Venue: Khyber Pass Collection
Date: 11-11-05; 5:30pm-8:30pm
Contact: General Consul Atiqullah Atifmal; 310-980-4639

Topic: ”US-Afghan Relations and the Role of the Afghan Community”
Venue: Mirage Banquet (Beside Flamingo Palace); 4100 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536
Date: 11-13-05; 2:00-5:00 PM
Contact: Mr. Zabi Ansari; (510) 792-999

Topic: ”Challenges and Achievements of State Building in Afghanistan”
Venue: Stanford University; Freemon Spogli Institute for International Studies; 100 C Encina Hall Stanford, CA 94305
Date: 11-14-05; 12:30-2:00 PM
Contact: Ms. Mary Ellen Horwath; (650) 725 2524

Contact:
M. Ashraf Haidari
(202) 483-6410, (Ex-811)
Haidari@embassyofafghanistan.org

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