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Special Representative for Afghanistan

Our Mission

The Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan’s mission is to advance U.S. interests related to Afghanistan. As such, Special Representative Thomas West continues to engage with the Taliban and the international community on our core national interests in Afghanistan, including on counterterrorism, safe passage for U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents, and our Afghan allies and their eligible family members for humanitarian groups. In engagements with international stakeholders, Special Representative West works to maintain international unity on engagement with the Taliban and mobilize international support for the people of Afghanistan who are facing an unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis.

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