On the Passing of Sibghatullah Mojaddedi

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
February 13, 2019

We join the people of Afghanistan in mourning the death of former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi. As a tireless defender of democracy and valued partner for peace, Mr. Mojaddeddi served with honor as a leader in Afghan public life over the past four decades. His service included serving as chairman of the 2003 Loya Jirga that approved Afghanistan’s new Constitution and charted a new path of the future of Afghanistan. He will be missed by not only the Afghan people but the international community with whom he worked to advance peace and democracy.