Afghanistan Embassy ~ Art Exhibition In Small Things Remembered: The Early Years of U.S.-Afghan Relations



Afghanistan’s Ambassador Tours
Opened Exhibition on Afghan-U.S. Relations


WASHINGTON D.C. – April 22
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Eklil Hakimi, visited Meridian
International Center on Friday to view the new art exhibition In Small
Things Remembered: The Early Years of U.S.-Afghan Relations.

Hosted in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the show features 81 reproductions of archival photographs and documents that recount the rich, historical ties between Afghanistan and the United States of America.After meeting with Meridian’s President and CEO, Ambassador Stuart Holliday, Ambassador Hakimi received a personal tour of the exhibition from its curator and Meridian’s Vice President for the Arts, Dr. Curtis Sandberg.

“This exhibition underscores the history of our good relations and serves as evidence of a positive future between Afghanistan and the United States,” Ambassador Hakimi said. “I am pleased with the exhibition and its importance in telling the story of early U.S./Afghan relations to people in Afghanistan and the United States. The exhibit offers a historic view of Afghans throughout the country and their excellent relations with Americans in early times.”

In seeing these images, people around Afghanistan will gain insight into earlier times and find positive models for the present and future of U.S./Afghan Strategic Partnership.” Ambassador Hakimi thanked the organizer and said “Places like Meridian International Center serve an important role in bringing people from around the world together and these types of cultural initiatives are among the most effective vehicles for promoting international understanding,”


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