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U.S. Relationship


U.S.-Afghanistan Relations

The United States established diplomatic ties with Afghanistan in 1935. In 2012, the United States and Afghanistan concluded the Strategic Partnership Agreement to strengthen our bilateral relationship, support Afghanistan’s capabilities as a partner, and improve the lives of the Afghan people. On February 29, 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed the Doha Agreement, which led to the August
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U.S. Counterterrorism Concerns

The Doha Agreement memorialized the United States’ commitment to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan, as well as commitments from the Taliban to prevent any group or individual, including Al Qa’ida, from using the soil of Afghanistan to threaten the security of the United States and its allies as well as a pledge by the Taliban to engage in intra-Afghan negotiations
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U.S. Assistance to the Afghan People

Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, the United States has stopped providing assistance for the purpose of the reconstruction of Afghanistan. The United States has changed the nature and scope of its activities in Afghanistan to focus instead on humanitarian aid and targeted assistance to help meet basic human needs and avoid a complete and imminent economic collapse. As
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

Afghanistan Inquiries

We continue to closely monitor events and carefully assess conditions in Afghanistan. The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas remain a top priority. Click here for more information.

NEWS: The U.S. is delivering 3.3 million doses of J&J vaccines to Afghanistan🇦🇫. Today, the first 1.4+ million doses landed. We continue to stand with our partners in Afghanistan as we combat the pandemic together. #COVID19 #EnduringPartnership

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Since July, 2021 the United States has shared 4,320,050 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Afghanistan – free of cost. This includes 4,320,050 J&J doses. Of the 4,320,050 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

President Biden committed the United States to be the world’s arsenal for vaccines, leading an international and coordinated vaccination effort, and announced that the United States will provide 1.2 billion doses of safe, effective vaccines – free of cost – to meet global needs and save lives now. The United States is working with other governments, global initiatives including COVAX and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), and other partners to get COVID-19 vaccines to where they are needed most.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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