The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country Desk Offices

Foreign embassies, U.S. ambassadors, and country desk offices

Following are key foreign diplomats in the United States, U.S. ambassadors or ranking diplomatic officials abroad, and country offices of the State Dept. that follow political, cultural, and economic developments. Also included are the African Union Commission and European Union. This information is current as of May 7, 2021.

For information on investing or doing business abroad, contact the Commerce Dept.’s Trade Information Center at (800) USA-TRAD(E) (800-872-8723) or visit The Office of the United States Trade Representative also offers trade information by region at

Afghanistan Web,

Ambassador: Roya Rahmani

Chancery: 2341 Wyoming Ave. N.W. 20008; (202) 483-6410; Fax, (202) 483-6488; Email, info@afghan

Social Media: Facebook,; Twitter, @Embassy_of_AFG; YouTube,; ...

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