Ambassador Hakimi's Fourth of July Message

On behalf of the people and government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, I would like to wish the American people and their government my warmest regards as the United States of America celebrates her 236th year of democratic independence.
The recent months have marked several historic milestones in the U.S.-Afghan relationship. After a decade united against extremism and filled with sacrifice and steady progress, our countries now enter into the next decade ever stronger in our mutual pursuit of peace and prosperity.
On this Fourth of July, I want to extend my sincere thanks and respect to those in uniform serving in Afghanistan and to the American people for their continued support.
The Afghan people join all Americans in celebrating the Independence Day and honoring those who have fought so valiantly to protect it.