During his long Foreign Service career, Ambassador Ryan Crocker served as U.S. Ambassador to #Lebanon, #Kuwait, #Syria, #Pakistan, #Iraq, and #Afghanistan. On December 19, 1998, while serving in Syria, protestors breached the embassy compound walls and damaged portions of his residence. The damage included this commission, which is a document that gives a diplomat the authority of his or her government to act in a certain official capacity. This artifact and others will reside at the new US Diplomacy Center. Join us on Wednesday at noon ET to watch #SecKerry and five former Secretaries of State give remarks at the groundbreaking for the new center, live at state.gov.
|—||Secretary Kerry on elections in Afghanistan, July 30, 2014|
|—||President Obama in his remarks on foreign policy challenges, July 16, 2014.|
|—||President Barack Obama to the Troops at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, May 25, 2014|
On May 25, 2014, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, where he spoke to U.S. service members and civilian personnel and thanked them for their service.
This morning, Secretary Kerry met with female journalists from Afghanistan who are visiting the U.S. on an International Visitor Leadership Program. Check out more photos from their meeting on Flickr!
On my very first trip to Kabul as secretary of state, I met Roya Mahboob, and she’s changing Afghanistan. Roya is chief executive of the software development firm Citadel. Roya is chief executive of the software development firm Citadel. She’s one of Afghanistan’s most successful Internet entrepreneurs.
“You have to show everybody that men and women are equal,” Roya told Newsweek last year. “Women can do something if you allow them. Give them opportunity and they can prove themselves.”
|—||Secretary Kerry on Afghan Women in OpEd in Politico.|
Listen to Secretary Kerry’s Morning Edition interview on npr with about Afghanistan and Syria.