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April 1: Dubai

Dubai…Perhaps the best known of the 7 Emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai was our transfer point for flying to and from Kabul. In fact there are numerous flights on several airlines connecting Kabul to other cities, … Continue reading

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March 31: Mining, Education and President Karzai

Mining…The Minister of Mines, Waheedullah Shahrani, was impressive in his grasp of the opportunity presented by Afghanistan’s significant mineral wealth as well as the that which hinder the rapid realization of exploiting these ifor the benefit of the public treasury. Without presenting specfic … Continue reading

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March 30: Bazaar and General Allen, ISAF Commander

  Bazaar…Fridays are the day of rest in Afghanistan so no meetings were scheduled except for General Allen at the end of the day. This is the one day off for the Embassy as well. Amb. Crocker took us to the … Continue reading

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March 29: Opposition Leader, Activist Women, Women of Courage Award & Rule of Law

Opposition Leader…Mohammed Hanif Atmar is still relatively young, but has been active in Afghanistan intelligence, war, and high level ministerial positions. Today he is a founding member of the Rights and Justice Party. He began his career as an agent … Continue reading

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March 28: Finance & Agriculture Ministries, Students, Media, UN

The Finance Ministry…The Deputy Minister of Finance outlined the 22 National Priorities Program of the Afghan Government that have been or are being fully developed with budgets and action plans. $15 billion is being sought to renovate and reenvigorate core needs … Continue reading

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