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Abmassador Khalilzad Opens First American Corner in Afghanistan

U.S. Embassy Kabul
Kabul, Afghanistan
January 11, 2005

U.S. Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Abdullah opened the first U.S. sponsored American Corner at the Ministry of Foreign Affair's Institute of Diplomacy. 

"This American Corner will be a resource center for all Afghans who have chosen to make a career in diplomacy. Diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have an exciting opportunity to help shape the course of Afghan foreign policy at a critical moment in Afghanistan's history," said U.S. Ambassador Khalilzad.

U.S. sponsored American Corners provide English-language materials on American history, culture, politics and economics as well as Internet resources, English language classes and seminars on topics related to the U.S. This is the first of five American Corners to be opened in Afghanistan. The other four American Corners will located in the cities of Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Heart and at Kabul University.

U.S. Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Abdullah opened the first U.S. sponsored American Corner at the Ministry of Foreign Affair's Institute of Diplomacy.


Released on January 13, 2005

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