Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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March 27: Economy, Parliament, American University and More

The first five pictures were taken while driving through Kabul to appointments. The last one was taken at Babur Gardens which I mentioned yesterday as being really stunning and quite a renovations achievement. Talking with Embassy economic officials today gave … Continue reading

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March 26 First Day Visiting in Kabul

Although we arrived yesterday, this was the first day we had a chance to see Kabul. It wasn’t a pretty site. Lots of unruly traffic…people and vehicles dashing in and out, but fortunately no incidents. Quite a few child beggars. … Continue reading

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