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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Jaipur, India – Several USAID beneficiary traders of marble, onyx and lapis from Afghanistan signed a number of contracts this week with international buyers at the India Stone Mart, the country’s largest stone industry exposition. The event was held from February 2-5 at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center and drew more than 25,000 guests and 15,000 traders from 60 countries.

“Afghanistan’s mountains hold massive reserves of marble and other minerals, yet the industry remains underdeveloped. India Stone Mart gives Afghan marble traders the opportunity to negotiate deals, network and make sales,” said Afghanistan’s Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mohammad Qurban Haqjo. “This not only contributes to the Afghan economy; it also has the important effect of attracting foreign investment in the Afghan mining sector.”

Friday, June 26, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer announced the start of the Ambassador’s small grants program to support gender equality in Afghanistan.  Launched at a joint press conference with Afghan Deputy Minister of Women’s Affairs Syeda Mojgan Mostafavi, this three-year, $26.3 million program will provide technical assistance and small grants to women-focused Afghan NGOs in accordance with the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
BAND-E-AMIR, BAMYAN, AFGHANISTAN- Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan.  Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including the passage of the Environmental Law in 2007 and the park’s official declaration on April 22. 
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009 - 5:30am
Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On June 14, 2009, the United States Government and the City of Kabul celebrated the start of Bagrami Park rehabilitation at a foundation stone ceremony. The park rehabilitation will provide temporary jobs and income to Kabul residents facing unemployment and rising food prices.
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 5:15am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- On June 11, 2009, Nangarhar Public University (NPU) awarded Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees to 80 students.  These students are NPU’s first recipients of BBA degrees, having studied business management, accounting, and marketing under the instruction of some of the university’s top professors.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
LASHKAR GAH, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN- On June 3, 2009, the United States, in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Transportation & Civil Aviation (MoTCA), opened Lashkar Gah’s Bost Airstrip in Helmand Province. Bost is the only completely civilian airstrip in Southern Afghanistan and is the catalyst for re-establishing commercial air service in Helmand.
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today the establishment of the country’s first protected species list. The list, which includes 33 threatened and endangered species in Afghanistan, is the first designation in a series that will take place over the next year. This critical step provides legal protection to Afghanistan’s wild species, which have been devastated by over thirty years of conflict.
 
Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- An estimated 50,000 people participated in the Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair on May 20-22 to celebrate Afghanistan’s fast-growing agricultural sector and forge business deals that capitalize on the country’s abundance of fresh produce ranging from pomegranates and grapes to cauliflower and spinach.
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- On May 20, 2009, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Francis Ricciardone held a roundtable discussion with students at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAf).
 
In his opening remarks, Deputy Ambassador Ricciardone stated that “You, the students using this impressive facility, are part of the transformational change taking place in Afghanistan today.  I encourage your firm commitment to participating in your country’s development.”
 

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