From any expert that we hear today, from the military to the economic sector to anybody, they are asking for more money for Afghanistan. The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce is the foremost non-governmental U. Consul General of Afghanistan Mr. His civilian decorations include the Navy Superior Service Award and the Department of State Superior Honor Award. Five years ago, 19 percent of the kids of Afghanistan, the children, were in school, and now 94 percent of the children of Afghanistan go to school on a regular basis.
There's been tremendous progress there in Afghanistan for the future. It has averaged annual growth rates of around nine percent since 2003. In a larger sense, one of our greater ambitions is to see, over the long term, infrastructural links develop between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, into Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. In 1996, he relocated to the Washington D. Also present were top- officers of a wide range of Afghan companies. Qasim Tarin attended Habibia High School in Kabul, Afghanistan. I hope you'll let us know when we can help you as well.
In addition to security, we're very much focused, as is the Afghan government and parliament, on narcotics trafficking. And you've got a lot of friends around the world, including in this country, who want to help you succeed. We're working on road construction. And I think we've found in countries as disparate as Colombia and Ecuador and Peru, as well as Afghanistan, that when there's a large, illegal narcotics trafficking ring in the country, you can't just attack it through one means alone. Released on November 1, 2006 The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.
I know that in 2003 -- and I visited Kandahar and Kabul in that year -- it took about three months for an Afghan business to be able to start its operations because of all the regulations that have been imposed on it. TriVision is an award-winning, full service agency that develops innovative strategies to achieve powerful and creative marketing, entertainment and media campaigns for its clients. And we hope that by putting forward this proposal for reconstruction opportunity zones, that there will be a greatly enhanced prospect of job creation in Afghanistan itself. In June 2017, General Fields was invited to Nairobi, Kenya to chair an International Symposium on Africa Security. Real-time last sale data for U. Leslie Schweitzer serves on the Advisory Board for International Programs at the University of Kansas, the D.
And, therefore, the Taliban's terrorist attacks on our soldiers and the Afghan national army cannot be sustained, and they must be pushed back, and they will be. It weakens the Afghan government. And I bring you greetings from both of them, from President Bush and from Secretary Rice. This selection is a very important and remains a difficult decision due to the limited capabilities and resources of contractors in Afghanistan. His company has built up an impeccable track record for the service they provide to their clients. Its purpose was to match and to help U.
So Secretary Rice, for instance, in her trips to Central Asia, as well as South Asia, has been promoting this concept of oil and gas and electricity and road development that would link all of these countries in the future. He currently serves the Department of Defense in support of the congressionally authorized Vietnam War Commemoration. In this role, he was very involved in community activities as well as raising funds to help the women and children in Afghanistan, sending significant amounts of monetary aid to help provide clothing, food, health care supplies and all items of necessity for the poverty stricken and helpless individuals of Afghanistan. And I can tell you that the commitment of the United States to your government, Mr. We deliver expert intelligence services to support the warfighter, and empower people and their message through strategic communications and information technology services. I hope they give some of you courage to take that step yourself.
It is my sincere hope that you will learn what I already know: Afghanistan is on a path to stability and self-reliance from which there can be no turning back, and private sector opportunities for business and investment have never been more promising. We're building northern and southern power grids with the Afghan government for Afghanistan as well as lines to import power from Tajikistan as well. As an Afghan-American business owner of TriVision, he has helped start a successful marketing and media Communications Company with offices in the United States and Afghanistan. In the area of corruption: — We took immediate action on the Kabul Bank case to prosecute senior officials. There is a greater responsibility on the shoulders of the private sector, of the businesses indigenous to the country and in international business, to supply the job creation, the investment, the ingenuity, the technological transfer, all that must happen to fuel a country's economic growth.
The third reason is that Afghanistan is developing everything from its electric grid to its roads and its quality of life at an impressive pace. Panel discussions will cover the sectors of Construction, Logistics and Training; Agriculture and Food Processing; Information Technology and Telecommunications and Mining and Natural Resources. He has lectured at many academic intuitions in the United States, Asia, and Europe, and has been a frequent speaker at think tanks and policy centers worldwide. And we support what you're doing. And that is the problem of corruption. Because the vision of our administration here in Washington is that we wish to see an Afghanistan that is prosperous, that is open, that is stable, and that is also peaceful. In May 2013, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree from American University of Afghanistan.
He occasionally accepts invitations to speak on leadership and national security. Haji Obaidullah Sader Khail had nice meeting with H. It is running at full capacity and could double its production if it had more raw materials. The problems of the country can be solved by the people of the country. Since 2002, he has worked full time on Afghanistan and has been back to the country 22 times. Through his training and experience, Qasim Tarin began developing his own business Electro Imaging Systems, Incorporated in 1994 in Pleasanton, California.
Such gatherings provide an excellent chance for foreign companies and investors to meet domestic investors, share their experiences, learn about investment opportunities in Afghanistan and find a trustworthy domestic partner. President Karzai said earlier this year: We must destroy the poppy before the poppy destroys Afghanistan. Already, a new railway is being planned to support the pipeline. The second reason to invest and do business in Afghanistan I have already talked about: the waves of young, educated Afghans whose desire to work and rebuild their country is a demographic windfall. Some 150 Afghan businesspeople and government officials are expected to attend with an expected total turnout of over 300 people. And in all instances, when our troops are in the eastern part of Afghanistan or the south, they are always working with the Afghan national army, and they are patrolling with the army and the police in joint operations.