Afghan Second Vice President Karim Khalili admires photos at the opening of the "In Small Things Remembered" exhibit in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday September 08, 2011. (Barat Ali Batoor/Department of State)
We at Meridian are proud to announce that on September 7, over one hundred guests joined officials from the U.S. Embassy, the Afghan government, and the international community in Kabul for the opening of In Small Things Remembered, Meridian’s much celebrated photo exhibition highlighting U.S.-Afghan relations from 1911 to the present.
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker welcomed guests, including Afghan Second Vice President Khalili and Minister of Information and Culture Raheen, to the opening of the exhibit. He noted that In Small Things Remembered reveals a special friendship between two nations and two peoples, adding that it also honors the resilience of the U.S.-Afghan partnership, and re-affirms the United States’ commitment to a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.
Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul and United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote personal messages that appear in Meridian’s exhibition catalog.
The exhibit will be on display for eight weeks at Babur Gardens. The US Embassy in Afghanistan contributed funds for 35,000 Afghan school children to visit the exhibit on educational tours from Kabul and the surrounding areas. Also, smaller copies of the exhibition will begin circulating throughout the country in the coming months. The exhibit originally opened at Meridian International Center in Washington D.C. in March 2011, with participation by officials from the Afghan Embassy in Washington.