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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday approved a presidential legislative decree regarding a draft law on development of livestock and investment in the sector.
Haji Mohammad Hashim Faryabi, deputy head of the National Economic and Commission, told the lower house on Wednesday that the 149th presidential legislative decree regarding the draft law of livestock management and development maintained five chapters and 30 articles.
He added the purpose of the draft law was to improve the livestock sector by introducing new and quality generation of livestock, promoting quantity and quality of dairy products, facilitating investment in livestock sector and strengthening the country’s economy.
Faryabi said the draft law was discussed in a joint meeting of the panel heads and three had been no differences.
He added the livestock sector of the country would be improved if the law was implemented.
Of 120 lawmakers present, only seven rejected the law and 113 voted in its favor.  Nazir Ahmadzai chaired the meeting.

Thursday December 28, 2017

Kabul (BNA) India and Afghanistan on Wednesday inaugurated the second air corridor between Mumbai and Kabul.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries Khan Deputy Chairman Khan Jan Alokozai as saying that the new route would help in exporting fresh fruits and other commodities from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish was also present during the inauguration.
He said the route would be helpful in boosting exports.
The first route from Kabul to New Delhi was launched in June.
Afghanistan has exported 1,600 tons of fruits worth more than 20 million USD dollars to India via the air corridor so far.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Turkmen defense minister Gen. Yaylym Berdiyev, led a high-ranking Turkmen delegation at presidential palace.
In the meeting, the Turkmen defense minister conveyed the best wishes of his country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to President Ghani and expressed happiness over his visit to Kabul.
The country’s President also welcomed the Turkmen defense minister and accompanying delegation and asked to convey the best wishes of the people and government of Afghanistan to the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the country’s leading body.
Prior to visit to Kabul, the Turkmen defense minister had met local officials in Herat and discussed preparations for opening the TAPI project in the province.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani praised the Turkmen and Afghan delegations for their efforts in connection with adopting measures for opening the project in Herat, saying that necessary preparations have been taken for opening the work of TAPI project in the province.
“I and the people of Afghanistan are very interested in receiving my brother Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan in Afghanistan,” President Ghani said.
The country’s President by considering TAPI project as significant said opening of the project in Herat would be a big step, adding that extension of the pipeline through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India would bring considerable change in regional cooperation sector.
President Ghani asserted that discussions have been done between the two countries regarding implementation of 500 kilovolt electricity which would be extended from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and would reach to Pakistan. Meanwhile, the government of Afghanistan is ready to implement the respective projects as well as optic fiber, said President Ghani.
The country’s President further said that Afghanistan and Turkmenistan have put a long-term cooperation foundation in various fields and the relations would further increase day by day.
In turn, the Turkmen defense minister while praising President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani for his goodwill and assured of his country’s necessary preparations for opening the TAPI project in Afghanistan.

Tuesday December 26, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Based on Khan Mohammad Baz’ head of currency exchangers in Kabul, Shahzada market report the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                               69/65 Afs                          
One Pound Sterling                                  92/20 Afs                          
One Euro                                                82/50 Afs                          
One Emirate’s Dirham                             18/90 Afs                          
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                  631 Afs                          
One Thousand Indian Rupees        1070 Afs            
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                      16/60 Afs     

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