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Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan’s address before Congress:

“I was incredibly impressed by President Ghani and his love for his country and fellow countrymen. He celebrates a history of a successful people, who in more recent times have known only conflict. At times, turmoil in the region seems unending, but President Ghani wants the world to recognize the transformation taking place in Afghanistan and the optimism he has for a peaceful future. By emphasizing rule of law, fighting corruption, and encouraging friendship with the United States, I am hopeful that he will successfully overcome the daunting obstacles before him. I applaud his decision to come before Congress, and thank him for his insight and courageous leadership."