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Monday, 17 December 2012 12:10

Afghan President Meets Hungarian President

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with the President of Hungary at the presidential palace today.
According the presidential press office report, in this meeting, the two presidents discussed regarding the cooperation of Hungary to Afghanistan.
President Karzai said, Hungary is one of the important donor countries which assisted Afghanistan and its soldiers play significant rule in the framework of NATO in Afghanistan.
President Karzai called the transferring of security responsibilities from international forces to the Afghan forces important and said this process is continuing successfully.
The President of Hungary confirming the speeches of President Karzai said, transferring of security responsibilities for Afghanistan is important.
The Hungarian President expressed his country’s readiness for cooperating Afghanistan in protecting of environment, protection from side effects of mine extractions and also management of water in its extraction and natural resources of Afghanistan.
He said Hungary interests to provide higher education facilities for Afghan youths in mining, geology, medicine and agricultural fields in that country.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 11:35

Two Suicide Bombers Arrest

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Two suicide bombers arrested from related areas of Maidan-Wardak province with their explosive materials.
The press office of National Defense Ministry told BNA, Shah Mohammad and Koche two suicide bombers with their explosive materials were arrested by the special forces of National Army from vicinities of Jaghato district of that province during a joint operation.
The source said, these two bombers wanted to carry out suicide attacks.
According to another report, an expert of Taliban on mine planting with one of his followers were arrested in operation of national army soldiers from related areas of Nadali district of Helmand province with a quantity of ammunition.
T. Rateb
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 11:17

17 Killed In Khyber Agency Blast

Monday, December 17, 2012
Peshawar (BNA) At least seventeen people have been killed and fifty others injured in a blast in Khyber Agency on Monday, Geo News reported.
According to initial reports, the blast took place in the Jamrud market next to the soldier market.
The explosives were planted in a vehicle parked near the market area.
10-12 vehicles parked near the market were also destroyed as a result of the blast.
Following the explosion, the area was cordoned off by security forces.
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 10:58

Commentary

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in annual conference of the ambassadors and consuls of the country pointing to the basic points of the foreign policies of the country implicitly responded to the critics of the foreign policies of his government.
BNA political analyst writes:
President Karzai in his speech in this conference, assessing and analyzing the political stance of Afghanistan from the beginning of moving toward a new society, in the region and international arena compared the Afghanistan of today with the Afghanistan of a decade before. He insisted that during the last ten years Afghanistan has been rescued from appalling isolation.
The fact is that the Afghan people still remember the bitter memories of brutalities and savageries imposed on people and satanic forces of the century closed the doors of education and created huge barriers on the way to the development and progress of our homeland and pulls back the country to the dark periods of medieval. A war torn Afghanistan jus ten years ago rose from the ruins of war as a sovereign and independent country and under its wise leadership played an effective role in national, regional and international arena.
The president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan pointing the achievements of foreign policy of the country said, Afghanistan implementing a peaceful and effective foreign policy obtained visible achievements. Afghanistan not only established friendly diplomatic relations with many countries, but by attending the most important international sessions made the countries with different views on world issues, to cooperate Afghanistan. The president said, Afghanistan follows a multilateral foreign policy and considered our relations with neighboring and countries of region important and claimed that following this policy led to our membership in regional cooperation organizations.
Mr. Karzai considered ensuring relations with European countries and America as a result of bilateral cooperation but claimed that ensuring relations with Russia, China, Iran and India have been due to the initiatives of the leadership of the country.
The president described the relations of Afghanistan with Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Indonesia and Malaysia friendly and still improving. He said that ensuring good and friendly relations with Islamic and regional countries was vital for Afghanistan.
He added that our foreign policy is based on our national interests and would like to further strengthen it to ensure that great aim.
President Karzai insisted that while we have strategic ties with US, on the hand we enjoy of being in the same treaty with China; while we have signed a strategic cooperation agreement with India we also have close and widespread relations with Pakistan and Iran.
On the other hand, Afghanistan is a member of SAARC and has close ties with Shanghai Cooperation Organization. We should further consolidate these relations. For this reason while we have strong relations with neighboring countries, we maintain our contacts with the most remote countries of the world.
The spirit of the president’s speech is following a peaceful policy that guarantees our national interests and in the meantime ensures the interests of the region and world as whole. The leadership of Afghanistan has worked and continues to work to achieve this humane goal; this is a peaceful co- existence situation for the people all over the world. If the countries of the region comprehend deeply the goodwill policies of Afghanistan and work accordingly, the region will never face any political crisis.
Mutual understanding constitutes the core of the foreign policies of the countries, the Afghan leadership with deeply understanding the problem of the region, persistently called the countries of the region and world that terrorism threatens the region and the world, therefore, the people of the world should fight jointly this nefarious phenomenon of our time in order to save the mankind from the heinous acts of terrorist which have dire consequences on entire world. 
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 10:50

25 Taliban Militants Killed In Kandahar

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kandahar (BNA) 25 armed Taliban militants including three commanders of them were killed in combined operation in Shorabak district of Kandahar province. 
This operation was launched a week ago for cleaning the insecure regions from presence of Taliban and concluded successfully. 
Nasir Khan Khogyani frontier police of Kandahar said to BNA, in this operation the hideouts of Taliban completely destroyed and a quantity of arms were seized by security forces.
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, December 17, 2012
Maimana (BNA) The security in charges of Faryab province seized 22 historical relics and handed over to information and culture Dept. of that province. 
These relics were discovered and seized by security personnel from Shakh and Ghora area, Qaisar district. 
Ahmad Shaker Jormi head of information and culture department of Faryab said to BNA, these relics excavated illegally from historical sides of that province that later seized by police. 
Mohammad Aref Sediqi in charge of archeological sides of Faryab said that these relics are before Islam. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 07:47

Mine Blast Martyrs 10 Children In Nangarhar

Monday, December 17, 2012
Jalalabad (BNA) At least 10 children were martyred and two others injured in explosion of a mine in Nangarhar province this morning. 
The explosion occurred in Doulatzai area, Chaparhar district when a group of small girls wanted to collected wood. 
Mohammad Sediq governor of Chaparhar district of Nangarhar said to BNA, the mine was left since years back in the area, but the residents of the area called Taliban responsible of mine planting. 
He confirmed that in this explosion, 10 girls were martyred and two others wounded. 
Meanwhile, doctors in the civil hospital of Jalalabad called the health conditions of the injured girls critical. 
T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 07:45

13 Armed Insurgents Killed

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) 13 armed Taliban rebels were killed in clashes by Afghan security forces. 
According to interior ministry press office, the Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours conducted 5 combined operations in the outskirts of Kapisa, Balkh, Kandahar, Zabul and Khost provinces in which 13 armed Taliban rebels were killed and 10 others were arrested. 
It is said in these operations, 2 Kalashnikovs, light bullets, quantity of explosive materials, heavy and light arms were seized by these forces.  T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 07:37

Explosion Occurrs In Kabul

Monday, December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Few minutes ago an explosion occurred in a logistic company in Pul-e-Charkhi area of Kabul city. 
Rohullah criminal head of 9th district of police in Kabul said to BNA, the explosion occurred in a logistic company in Pul-e-Charkhi area.
He confirmed death of a person and injuring of 15 others in this event. T. Suraya-Yarzada
 

Monday, 17 December 2012 07:36

FM To Visit Sri Lanka

Monday December 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rassoul the Minister of Foreign Affairs would visit Sri Lanka in near future, foreign ministry spokesman Janan Mosazai said.
Addressing a press conference here yesterday, the spokesman added that Dr. Rassoul during his stay to Sri Lanka would hold meeting with Sri Lanka president, foreign minister for economy of that country to discuss the matters pertaining development assistance of that country to Afghanistan.
The foreign minister would also present lecture in the center for strategic studies of the foreign ministry, Sri Lanka.
In the press conference, Mosazai also added that the objectives of Afghan ambassadors and diplomats conference which held in ministry of foreign affairs was to institutionalize the tradition of holding such gathering and comprehensive debates on the strategic planning of foreign affairs ministry in the next three years.
Replaying a question, the spokesman stated that there is no accurate report about killing 13 Afghans by Iran’s security personnel.
To another query, Mosazai said that the issue of second round of talks on security agreement between US and Afghanistan was discussed at the national security council of Afghanistan on Friday.
He also added that president Hamid Karzai would kick off his tour to US in the second week of January and will hold talks with President Barack Obama to exchange views on matters pertaining mutual interests.