The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani held a farewell meeting with special chargé d’affaires ambassador Hugo Llorens of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Saturday evening, Presidential Palace.
The meeting was attended by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the First Lady, high-ranking government officials and a number of Kabul-based ambassadors. The decree on awarding state medal of Ghazi Mir Masjidi Khan to the outgoing U.S. special chargé d’affaires ambassador Hugo Llorens was recited by advisor to the President on cultural affairs Asadullah Ghazanfar.
The President conferred state medal of Ghazi Mir Masjidi Khan to ambassador Hugo Llorens in an attempt to recognize and commend his strenuous efforts aimed at strengthening and expanding mutually intimate relations between the two countries. President Ghani wished Mr. Llorens success in his future endeavors.
The President said that the tireless efforts made by ambassador Hugo Llorens ushered in laying a new foundation in the Afghan-U.S. relations. He said, “These efforts served an important role in different development realms particularly the new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and south Asia.”
Ambassador Hugo Llorens expressed delight over fulfillment of his mission here. He said that he had the honor of working with President Ghani in Afghanistan. Also, he commended the vision and hard work of President which are focused on economic development and re-construction of Afghanistan. He said, “Afghanistan and the United States are good partners blessed with friendly relations.”
Ambassador Hugo Llorens reassured President Ghani of continued U.S. cooperation and assistance with Afghanistan, reaffirming that U.S. commitments to Afghanistan are enduring.