Pelosi Remarks at Photo Opportunity with His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Jun 25, 2021
Press Release
Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,
202-226-7616
 
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a photo opportunity today with His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, before a bipartisan leadership meeting.  Below are the Speaker’s remarks:
 
Speaker Pelosi.  Good morning, Mr. President. 
 
Once again, it’s an honor for me, as Speaker of the House, to welcome you to the Capitol of the United States.  Your many friends here look forward to meeting with you this morning.  As you know, we’ve had a relationship between our two countries, an intense relationship, for the past twenty years.  As we enter a new phase of that relationship, we look forward to hearing from you how we can do so with humanitarian assistance.  
 
As you know, in our country, there is great interest in the future of women and girls in Afghanistan.  I think that progress was made.  I saw it myself with my nine visits to Afghanistan, the advancement of women and girls in your country.  Thank you for your leadership, yours and Mrs. Ghani’s leadership, in that regard. 
 
We look forward to having a conversation about how we strengthen our relationship through humanitarian assistance.  Our friendship is one that is deep and personal, and one that we value.  Again, this visit that you’re making to the Capitol is an important one for both of our countries, certainly for us.  
 
With that, I welcome you, Mr. President.  
 
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