Photo of the Week: Arrival in Afghanistan

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
July 23, 2010
Afghan President Karzai Welcomes Secretary Clinton to Presidential Palace in Kabul

More photos: U.S. Department of State's Flickr photostream | State@Work

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.



Patrick W.
Maryland, USA
July 23, 2010

Patrick W. in Maryland writes:

I like the President of Afganistan, he seems like a good Guy. I hope we are able to continue the progress, we have made there so far. Which is in a pursuit of Happiness, and a better fuller, life for us all___:)

Anyways,Happy Thoughts and i wish everyone a great weekend..:)


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