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  • 11/18/2004
    Afghanistan Business Dialogue Series Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    The Afghanistan Business Dialogue is an initiative of the Afghan Embassy, Afghan American Chamber of Commerce and the Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce. The dialogue includes at least one event a month on business issues. This is the second of a series of dialogues that we are holding to help potential investors have a better understanding of the investment process and opportunities in Afghanistan.
  • 11/17/2004
    The Washington Foreign Law Society: Afghanistan: Her Elections and Future Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    Afghanistan’s first presidential election was a historic achievement with phenomenal scenes that Afghans will cherish for years to come.
  • 11/16/2004
    International House of Philadelphia: Lunchon PresentationRemarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    This Ambassador’s Forum will further enhance the culture and economic ties between Afghanistan and Philadelphia.
  • 11/15/2004
    International House of Philadelphia: Symposium on Health Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    Today, hope, peace, education, and democracy are replacing despair, destruction, and tyranny in Afghanistan. Tangible results of reconstruction and infrastructure building are visible throughout the country.
  • 10/21/2006
    Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination: Afghanistan: Her Elections and Future Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    When 8.4 million Muslims, Afghan men and women, proudly and patiently lined up to vote, they not only demonstrated their courage, competence, and commitment to democracy, but also their determination to stand on their own feet as soon as possible.
  • 10/18/2004
    Peace X Peace Post-Election Reception Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    Success in Afghanistan is helping the world become a safer place. Afghanistan’s transition and successful advance on the path to democracy and state-building will impact the expectations and the aspirations of the people all over the world.
  • 10/05/2004
    Afghanistan Business Dialogue Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    The Embassy of Afghanistan hopes that this dialogue will help facilitate the sharing of information and ideas and will help build a strong coalition of U.S. companies interested in Afghanistan.
  • 08/18/2004
    Afghanistan: Promise & Prospective After Election: Talking Points by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    While in the past, success in Afghanistan was set in the context of preventing negative results, such as spread of terrorism and violation of human and gender rights, now, with the upcoming elections, Afghanistan is emerging as model of success, creating positive and exemplary results for the region.
  • 08/03/2004
    The Afghan Family Health Book Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    Afghans were deprived of their basic human rights by foreign invasions, 3 decades of war, violence, and the terror and tyranny of Taliban. Access to basic health services was denied to most Afghans. Consequently, Afghans have a life expectancy that is among the lowest in the world.
  • 06/22/2004
    Remarks at Georgetown University By Ambassador Said T. Jawad


    I wish to take this opportunity to thank the entire Georgetown University body: the University’s leadership, faculty, students, and alumni for your sincere assistance and commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Without partnership with the international community and dedicated organizations such as Georgetown, we would be unable to maintain our successes and achieve our remaining goals.
  • 05/25/2004
    Beyond Berlin - Afghanistan: Promise & Fullfillment

    The fight against terrorism is not just military, it is economic. Investing in Afghanistan's future is good economics. Return on limited international investment in Afghanistan has been tremendously good, as evidenced by an economic growth rate of 30% last year and continuing at 20% this year, according to the World Bank. Afghanistan is emerging as model.
  • 05/25/2004
    Private Sector Event: Welcoming Remarks

    The eagerness of the international community and the efforts of the Government of Afghanistan to bring economic stability to the country have laid the foundation for successful business development. The country’s agricultural, infrastructure, services, and natural resources sectors present many profitable business opportunities and room for future growth.
  • 05/13/2004
    "Celebration of the Arts"


    Afghanistan is a mosaic of various beautiful and rich cultures at the cross-roads of Asia and once was a center and hub of learning and commerce, connecting China with the Middle East and India with Europe through the historic Silk Road. Greek, Indian, Persian, Chinese, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim philosophers, poets, artists, merchants and conquerors traversed Afghanistan and greatly contributed to the emergence of magnificent civilizations and art styles.
  • 05/06/2004
    "Osama" Screening for the members of the U.S. Senate

    The film “Osama” illustrates a look into Afghanistan’s dark recent past, and the struggles, of millions of Afghans, who suffered under terror, tyranny, and Taliban. It shows how long before September 11, the Afghan people were terrorized and victimized by Talibans and terrorists.
  • 04/30/2004
    “Heritage of Afghanistan” - “Saving Bamiyan’s Past for the Future”

    No other country in the world has lost so much of its cultural heritage than Afghanistan, especially with the ancient Buddha status in Bamiyan which was destroyed by the Taliban regime. The Association for the Protection of Afghan Archeology’s effort to educate the international community about the values of archaeology in Afghanistan is highly appreciated by the people and the Government of Afghanistan.
  • 04/29/2004
    Reception in Honor of Afghan Woman Teachers

    Teachers are our hope for Afghanistan’s bright future. Not only do they educate Afghan children and promote gender equality, but every one of them also serves as role models.
  • 04/24/2004
    The Afghan Student Organization's Fundraising Event: Landmine

    Afghanistan has a severe problem with un-exploded ordnance and land mines. Afghanistan is littered with perhaps nine million landmines. During the Soviet invasion, up to 30 million landmines and the so called butterfly mines were scattered throughout Afghanistan. This means one mine for each Afghan citizen.
  • 04/20/2004
    Conference on Political Transition in Afghanistan: The State, Islam and Civil Society - The New Constitution of Afghanistan

    On January 4, 2004, President Karzai signed our new Constitution into law, marking another significant milestone, under the Bonn Agreement. Five hundred and two men and women delegates adopted with near unanimous acclamation the most progressive constitution in the region.
  • 04/20/2004
    The New Constitution of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan has a severe problem with un-exploded ordnance and land mines. Afghanistan is littered with perhaps nine million landmines. During the Soviet invasion, up to 30 million landmines and the so called butterfly mines were scattered throughout Afghanistan. This means one mine for each Afghan citizen.
  • 04/13/2004
    At a Conference on Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq - Keynote Speech

    Historically the term nation-building is identified with unifying diverse ethnic groups within a state and welding the different segments of the local populace into a new identity at the national level. For Afghans, nation-building exceeds this definition and includes building a democratic and secure, providing for good governance, implementing the rule of law, fighting corruption, and ensuring individual liberties.
  • 03/09/2004
    2004 Winter National Meeting: The New Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    While our common interest in defeating terrorism and strengthening peace and security forms the bedrock of our partnership, our plans to rebuild Afghanistan with a democratic state that guarantees the safety and security of its citizens, protects human rights, and establishes the rule of the law lies at the forefront of our shared objectives.
  • 02/20/2004
    USAID Road Recognition Ceremony Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    President Karzai made the rehabilitation of roads a first priority with the subsequent plan to construct 1440 miles of a ring road connecting major cities with extension to links to the neighboring countries. Up to two thirds of the people of Afghanistan live within 50 kilometers of the entire ring road.
  • 02/19/2004
    "OSAMA" Screening at Georgetown University Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    “Osama” is based on the true story of a young Afghan girl who was forced to disguise herself as a boy to find a job and help earn money for her family. In one moving scene, life becomes so unbearable for the women that they wished God had never created women at all. Today, Afghan women are proud to be the main force behind rebuilding the country.
  • 02/12/2004
    "Osama" Screening at the Motion Picture Association of America Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    Even though Osama was the first film produced and filmed in Afghanistan since the Taliban took over in 1996, it has received significant international recognition, including the Camera d’Or Special Mention at Cannes, the London Film Festival, and the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Feature.
  • 12/04/2003
    Upon the Occasion of the Presentation of His Letter of Credence Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    I am honored to present you the Letter of Credence, by which His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan, has appointed me Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America, as well as the Letter of Recall of my predecessor.
  • 12/04/2003
    Private Sector Event Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad

    We are fully committed to an open market economy and see the private sector as the true engine for growth. We have moved aggressively to create the legal and financial framework of an environment conducive to private sector growth.
  • 11/10/2003
    Recovery & Reconstruction: Achievements and Opportunities, Remarks by Ambassador Said T. Jawad


    Afghans are determined to rebuild their country and President Karzai and the Afghan government are committed to work with the United States of America and the international community to further reinforce peace and stability in Afghanistan. We need your sustained engagement to completely root out terrorism from Afghanistan.
  • 01/27/2003
    Afghanistan: Constitution, Democracy & Institution Building

    The next milestone for our people is to implement the new constitution and set the stage for free and fair national elections. The challenges that we are facing are enormous.