Photo: Ambassador Verveer in Afghanistan

June 25, 2009


Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer visited Badghis Province, the poorest province in Afghanistan, on June 25. She reaffirmed U.S. commitment to women in Afghanistan and met with Governor Arman, Provincial Council Members, the line director for the Ministry of Women's Affairs, grassroots women's organizations, women leaders, and female candidates for the upcoming elections. Trip Briefing

Pictured, from left to right: Ambassador Verveer; William Owens, USAID Badghis; Robin Lerner, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Alan Yu and Ashley Bommer, State Department, being greeted by locals en route to a meeting with Governor Arman. Photo by: Rachel Cooke, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Kabul.

Date: 06/25/2009 Description: Pictured, from left to right:  Ambassador Verveer; William Owens, USAID Badghis; Robin Lerner, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Alan Yu and Ashley Bommer, State Department, being greeted by locals en route to a meeting with Governor Arman.
Photo by: Rachel Cooke, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Kabul © State Dept Image