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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Based on Union of money exchangers in Sari Shahzada, Kabul city, the exchange rate of Afghani as a follow:
One Dollar                                                        80 / 70        Afs
One Pound Sterling                                           100/5       Afs
One Euro                                                            90/30       Afs
One Emirate’s Dirham                                       21/90       Afs
One Thousand Pakistani Rupees                           526       Afs
One Thousand Indian Rupees                              1150       Afs
One Thousand Iranian Rupees                            06/50       Afs

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister Pro. Mojibulrahman Karimi signed nine development projects with Kochi’s representatives in Kabul yesterday.
According to BNA reporter, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development during signing these contracts said, these projects include , the construction of 5 water canals and 4 water supply systems which is powered by sunny energy.
The projects will be implemented in Khost, Kapisa and Zabul provinces, he said.
The cost of these projects is estimated 21 million Afghanis, with the completion work, 31,000 Kochi’s (Nomads) will be benefited from facilities of these projects.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Group of peace cyclists after crossing Lapis Lazuli route have returned to Kabul today.
According to BNA report, the cycling group have started their journey from Kabul and crossed Lapis Lazuli route (Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey).
One of the cyclist told, they met with people of the mentioned countries and have delivered Afghanistan people’ peace message to them.
The program have organized as part of the cultural activities and people-to-people contacts in the framework of the implementation of the Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:55

MoRRD: Contracts of 10 Projects Signed

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The contracts of 10 development has signed between Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD) and representatives of development councils in six provinces.
According to BNA reporter, the projects include the construction works of retaining walls, agricultural water storages and digging drinking water wells in Kapisa, Khost, Jawzjan, Kandahar, Logar and Zabul provinces.
Mujeeb Rahman Karimi minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development said, the cost of the projects have estimated about 310 million Afghanis that by implementation of the projects 60,000 people will benefited.

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan considers the role of Britain in establishing a regional gathering on peace process important and significant. Afghan president who is officially visiting Great Britain in his visit with the prime minister of that country calling the role of Britain in establishing a regional gatherer on Afghan peace process important asked for assistance of that country for peace process and holding presidential elections. The British prime minister in his turn expressed his country’s support from Afghan peace process with Afghans’ ownership and leadership and establishing a regional gathering on that regard.
The visit of Afghan president from Britain exactly takes place in time, the peace process has accelerated and many countries are becoming more active in that regard. The seventh round of negotiation between the representative of US and Taliban is starting, a Taliban delegation has gone to China and Germany, Norway and Russia have their own programs. Britain is one of the important countries in world affairs. This country after 2001 until now has made great efforts for building democratic organizations, improving free media and providing the ground for male and female education and is one of the active countries in reconstruction of Afghanistan.
Above all, Britain has a close and traditional relation with Pakistan. While Pakistan from Afghan people and government point of view, that country is the factor of many problems in our country, hosts the leaders of armed opposition groups and funds those groups who cause tension and terror in Afghanistan. The British prime minister in his turn expressed the support of his country from peace process under the leadership and ownership of Afghans and establishing a regional gathering on Afghan peace. Britain has close relation with Pakistan, therefore can encourage that country to play its role in restoring peace and security to Afghanistan. Afghan peace process seriously require the support of big powers and Britain can encourage it allies to cooperate in that regard.
The other issue which was discussed in meetings with British authorities was holding presidential elections in Afghanistan. Afghan president asked for the assistance of that country. Assessing and analyzing the effective role of Britain in Afghan problem, one can say that the visit of president Ghani from Britain at this sensitive juncture of time is of great importance.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) Fifteen armed insurgents were killed and six others have been injured in recent conflicts of Afghan Security Forces in Kandahar province this morning.
The insurgents were suppressed on their strongholds in Speenboldak and Shahwalikot districts.
ANA top commander in Atal army corps in south of the country told BNA, in the raids, 15 Taliban terrorists were killed and six others have been injured.
The rebels were suppressed on their strongholds while terrorist activities, said the source.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Asadabad (BNA) A series of blasts were prevented in east of the country.
Security officials discovered and defused 14 mines from busy roads of Nangarhar, Laghman, and Nooristan provinces.
Selab army corps in south of the country with releasing a statement told BNA, the mines were discovered and defused with cooperation of residents of the area.
So far, no individual or group has committed the responsibility of the planting mines, but security officials in the east of the country blamed Taliban for the failed planting mines.
Taliban in Afghanistan mostly planted bombs and mines from busy roads of the province which victimized innocent civilians.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Zalmay Khalilzad U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation said that U.S. seek a comprehensive peace agreement, not a withdrawal agreement in Afghanistan.
According to BNA report, Khalilzad in a series of tweet said; “As we (U.S.) prepare for the next round of talks with the Taliban, important to remember we seek a comprehensive peace agreement, not a withdrawal agreement in Afghanistan.”
A comprehensive peace agreement is made-up of four inter-connected parts such as counter-terrorism, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan negotiations that lead to a political settlement and a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire, Mr. Khalilzad added.
This is a framework which the Taliban accept, as I’ve said numerous occasions, nothing is agreed until everything is agreed, Khalilzad underlined.
It is supposed that the seventh round of peace talks between Taliban and U.S. negotiators will take place next week in Doha and the two sides are likely to agree on one or two of the four key issues.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) The press-in charge of Taliban terrorist group was detained in Ghazni province last night.
Mohammad Aref Noori spokesman for Ghazni governor told BNA, the NDS personnel detained Mullah Abdul Jalal which is responsible for the Taliban terrorist group in Ghazni province, and in addition to it was Mullah Amam to a mosque in Asfandi village, Ghazni city, arrested by NDS personnel from his house.
Two Computers, communication means, and numerous of weapons were also seized from the arrested man.
T. Yarzada

Wednesday June 19, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with the British Secretary of Defense, Ms. Peny Mordaunt and discussed issues about financing and equipment of Afghanistan security and defense forces. BNA report, thanking the British defense secretary for her country’s cooperation to the country’s security and defense forces, particularly to the Afghan special force, the country’s President said that how reforms brought in the afghan forces were effective. The President asked the British defense secretary for providing more cooperation with the country’s police as they were growingly becoming professional. Welcoming the country’s President and his led delegation, the British defense secretary praised the reforms made in the country’s security and defense forces and assured that her country would continue cooperation in war on the international terrorism, equipping and financing the Afghan forces.

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