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Ambassador Khalilzad Opens American Corner at Kabul University


Announcement of English Language Training Center
Kabul, Afghanistan
February 12, 2005

Released by U.S. Embassy Kabul

On Saturday, February 12, Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Chancellor of Kabul University Dr. Ghani opened the U.S. sponsored American Corner at Kabul University. Ambassador Khalilzad also announced the establishment of an English language-training program for Kabul University. [more]

Ambassador and Special Presidential Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Chancellor of Kabul University Dr. Ghani opened the U.S. sponsored American Corner at Kabul University.

"Expanding the educational opportunities for Afghans and improving the quality of Afghan schools are key to Afghanistan's development. It is my hope that the American Corner and the English language training center will be a symbol of the enduring partnership between Afghans and Americans, and a testament to education and the pursuit of ideas," said U.S. Ambassador Khalilzad.

The English language-training program is an educational opportunity that will bring English teachers to Kabul University several times a week for 500 students wishing to improve their English language skills.

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 second of five American Corners to be opened in Afghanistan. The other American Corners are in Mazar-e-Sharif, Jalalabad and Herat.


Released on February 14, 2005

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