Today's "Photo of the Week" highlights Secretary Clinton's travel to Afghanistan, which was part of her July 18-23 trip to Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Secretary Clinton attended the Kabul Conference, held meetings on bilateral and regional issues, and met with Afghan women. The governments of the United States and Denmark recently announced a joint initiative aimed at improving women's access to justice in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
Secretary Clinton called the Kabul Conference a "a milestone in a long and difficult journey," and said:
"Today, we join in launching what the Afghan Government has termed 'the Kabul process.' It is a process that reflects a commitment to accountability, including clear benchmarks and milestones. And indeed, this conference is about accountability -- accountability for the United States, for the United Nations, for members of the international community, and for the Afghan Government. We are called not only to voice support for the people of Afghanistan, but to honestly assess the progress we've made, identify the gaps between our expectations and our performance, and resolve to close those gaps together through patient, persistent efforts."
Read the Secretary's full remarks here.