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Robert P. Finn, Ambassador to Afghanistan



Ambassador Robert P. Finn 
Ambassador to Afghanistan Robert P. Finn, at the podium, addressing a crowd of 250 high-ranking Afghan government officials, foreign diplomats and aid workers at a ceremony July 3, 2002 in Kabul, marking the U.S. Independence Day. The celebration was held a day early because of security concerns and represented the first time the holiday has been celebrated in Kabul in 13 years. The Ambassador is flanked on the right, by four Afghan Vice-Presidents (left to right): Karim Khalili, Marshal Fahim Khan, Hedayat Amin Arsala and Nematullah Shahrani.

Ambassador Finn's hometown: New York City

Ambassador Finn: "Being a diplomat is endlessly interesting. You live in an ever-changing world of cultures, peoples and policies. From the very start of their careers, diplomats make important decisions that change people's lives. You get to make a difference wherever you go, and you get to shape what America does in the world. In my career, I have always sought the jobs that fascinated me, and the one I have now is the most fascinating of all."

Read more about Afghanistan and U.S. efforts there on its country page.  Visit the State Department's Careers page to find out about Foreign Service and Civil Service careers and about opportunities for students.


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