August 20, 2013 > White House round-table with Afghan-American leaders
White House round-table with Afghan-American leaders
August 15, 2013 - The White House hosted a group of Afghan-American community leaders for a roundtable discussion as part of an ongoing effort to engage the Afghan-American community.
The day-long roundtable connected them with Administration officials from the State Department, the Office of Refugee Resettlement, White House National Security Staff and Domestic Policy Council, and our office. It provided an opportunity to discuss the role of the U.S. in Afghanistan, the current debate on immigration, youth issues, the First Lady's Let's Move initiative, and other important topics.
Abobaker Mojadidi, an Afghan leader with grass-roots support in Afghanistan and participant at the White House Discussion from Fremont, CA said, "This White House discussion is long over-due, yet never too late to initiate. We have been working tirelessly to advocate for a more balanced U.S foreign policy towards Afghanistan. We look forward to a continued dialogue with Administration officials in order to better advise on the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and help bring a close to America's longest war."
Official White House Link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/08/07/engaging-afghan-american-community-leaders
Abobaker Mojadidi can be reached at: Mojadidi@hotmail.com