The Third Friends of the Foundation for Afghanistan Networking Reception took place in the evening of June 14 in Washington, DC to bring together Afghans and non-Afghans who work or are interested in Afghanistan.
The Foundation’s President Ambassador Said Jawad hosted the event. Attendees came from a diverse array of backgrounds, including people in government, civil society, the private sector, the media and academia. Some of the organizations with attendees included the U.S. State Department, the White House, the Embassy of Afghanistan, the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women and Voice of America, among others.
The reception was the third in a series of networking events the Foundation has organized since our founding, with the aim of facilitating interaction and exchange among Afghans, Afghan-Americans and others with an active interest in Afghanistan. The networking receptions are venues to allow connections between professionals and organizations, enable them to extend their network and develop ties with a community dedicated to working on Afghanistan.
The Afghan-American-owned Local 16 Restaurant (Facebook page here) had graciously made its rooftop deck available for the event, making it a perfect venue for a beautiful evening of conversations and connections. Local 16 also offered authentic Afghan food, including lamb roast and bolani.
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