Afghanistan Exhibition Opening Reception at Meridian

Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson welcomes guests.
Governor Jim Blanchard, Meridian’s Board Chair, discusses the value of the exhibition and the importance of U.S.-Afghan relations.
Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Marc Grossman describes the long-standing connection between the United States and Afghanistan.
U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan Earl Anthony Wayne reflects on the past and present relationship between America and Afghanistan.
Abdul Hakim Atarud, Counselor at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, speaks about the historical connection between the two countries.
Dr. Curtis Sandberg, Meridian’s Vice President for the Arts, discusses the creation of exhibition.