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Embassy in the News:  Secure Afghanistan


Interview with the Washington Prism: “The same destructive transnational forces that ripped Afghanistan apart in the 1990s continue to undermine its new democracy and threaten international security,” says Political Counselor at the Embassy of Afghanistan Ashraf Haidari.

Washington, DC—Washington Prism met with Embassy of Afghanistan’s Political Counselor M. Ashraf Haidari to discuss the latest developments in the Afghan reconstruction process, including successes and challenges, growing security concerns and the role that regional and international cooperation play in helping to further the stabilization of the country. This year has seen some of the fiercest fighting in Afghanistan since the end of the Taliban regime in 2001, and there is growing concern over the fundamentalist group’s heightened activities. Last July in a visit to Washington, DC, Afghanistan’s new Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar-Spanta stressed the importance of finding effective solutions to the numerous security issues that the country is currently facing.

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