Yesterday, Secretary Clinton met with Afghan women leaders.
On July 7, 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with senior executive Afghan women civil servants on a program sponsored by USAID and the U.S.-Afghan Women's Council at the State Department. In the photo above, pictured from left to right are: Ambassador Melanne Verveer, State Department; Nahid Wardag, Ministry of Finance; Qudsia Kakar, Ministry of Public Works; Rahela Sidiqi, Civil Service Commission; Secretary Clinton; Fawzia Habibi, Ministry of Women's Affairs; Najeeba Nuristani, Ministry of Education; Nazira Rahman, Ministry of Agriculture; Mina Sherzoy, USAID.
Ambassador Verveer, who serves as director of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, traveled to Afghanistan on June 24. Last week, Ambassador Verveer underscored the U.S. commitment to women in Afghanistan and provided DipNote's readers some reflections about her travels to Kabul and Badghis.