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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim in meeting with UN Secretary General special envoy to Afghanistan John Kubis said that the political power transition in Afghanistan is the biggest outcome of democracy in the country.
In the meeting which political power transition and the modalities of UN to Afghanistan came under discussion, the vice president called for more UN support to Afghanistan.
The vice president also expressed his support to transparent elections as per schedule, noting that based on the constitution, transferring of political power is the biggest outcome of democracy in the country and the election commission has made necessary arrangement to hold fair elections.
The UN Secretary General special envoy in his speech said that the world body would spare no efforts to make sure that the coming election held in a transparent manner.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The second coordination meeting of the United Nations to Afghanistan was held here with foreign minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul on the chair and UN Secretary General special envoy John Kubis. 
In the meeting where high-ranking officials from government ministries and international agencies attended, Dr. Rassoul noted that Afghanistan with UN support had tremendously achievements over the past decade. 
Meantime, in his speech the UN special envoy besides assuring the world body’s support to Afghanistan stated the UN commitment to Afghanistan requires the implementation of commitments made at Tokyo and other international conferences to Afghanistan. 
The UN envoy also termed corruption as a challenge and called for respecting human rights, war on drug and good governance. 
He also stressed for the support of UN to Afghanistan during the decade of change. 
Meantime, spokesman for foreign ministry, Janan Mosazai in talks with media said that the aim of this meeting was bringing coordination between Afghan government and the United Nations agencies.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The first vice president Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim attended the Fatiah Khani or Mourning ceremony of former Jihadi commander General Agha Gul Jabal Saraji in Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province.
The vice president also expressed sympathy with the family of late Agha Gul who passed away on Wednesday.
Other ranking officials including deputy to national directorate for security General Hasamuddin and Parwan governor Basir Salangi also attended the Fatiha Khani.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim First Vice-President released a message on the death of General Agha Gul Jabulseraji one of the Jehadi commanders of Parwan Province.
The message noted that I was informed with regret about the death of General Agha Gul Jabulsaraji, a Jehadi commander in Parwan province.
I convey my sympathies to his family members and the people of Parwan province and wish peace for his soul and patience for the bereaved family.
Late general Agha Gul Jabulsaraji, was the first person who joined the Jehadi rank in Parwan province in the struggle against aggressors of the former Soviet Union.
Late general Agha Gul Jabulseraji, by joining the family of Jehad of Afghanistan remained for years on the side of his colleagues under the order of Hero of the country Ahmad Shah Masoud Shaheed. His death is a loss.

Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:51

Dr. Rassoul Congratulates His US Counterpart

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The minister of foreign affairs of Afghanistan Dr. Zalmai Rassoul congratulated John Karry over assumption of office as new Secretary of State.
In  a message sent the other day, the foreign minister besides wishing success for him said, “Your rich experience as senator and involved in international affairs would enable you to achieve more success in future”.
The foreign minister also hailed John Karry’s contribution to Afghanistan and his role in stabilizing security, development and democracy in this country, saying his support in long-term strategic partnership between Afghanistan and America is appreciable.
I am confident that our close cooperation with regard to Afghanistan and US would further enhance bilateral relations, the foreign minister noted in the message.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) In the name of Allah, Dear countrymen, sisters and brothers,
In the temporary history of our nation, our people struggled for years against the forces of the former Soviet Union which was year of epic-making.
These years encompasses the year of Jehad of our people and reflects the epics of the men, women of this homeland against the occupation forces of the then Soviet Union and ultimately our people succeeded in their resistance.
The Mujahid people of Afghanistan in the years of armed Jehad against the puppet regime have sustained immense miseries.
Dear countrymen,
I congratulate you and all the Mujahid heroes and the leaders of Jehad of the people of Afghanistan, the families of martyrs of Jehad of Afghanistan, disabled, of the path of Jehad. I believe that under the present conditions we need solidarity and unity of the brave people of Afghanistan for restoration of peace and security and consolidation of stability and I hope that soon we well be witness to the end of war and restoration of peace and calmness in our beloved country.
With this hope I pray to the souls of all martyrs of the path of Jehad, resistance and independence of the country.

Saturday, 16 February 2013 06:45

International Radio Day Observed

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Kabul (BNA) The international Radio Day was observed here yesterday with the message of President Hamid Karzai and speech of Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture. 
President Karzai in his message readout by general director of RTA, Mohammad Zarin Anzor, said, “With the invention of radio a revolution came into mass media and all families who used to have radio gets familiars with the situation in the world”. 
Any one including literate and illiterate can benefit from radio, the president said in the message. 
Addressing at the ceremony, Dr. Raheen termed Radio as very important instrument in the field of media, saying Radio Afghanistan or previously Radio Kabul was established during King Amanullah and after being silence for several years was rehabilitated 70 years ago.
Dr. Raheen added that 10 years ago when the operation of RTA was resumed it was very limited and covered few areas but fortunately today RTA is watched and heard in major parts of the world.  Later, UNESCO representative readout the message of UNESCO general manager where in it said that radio birth in 19th century brought revolution and still is used as the cheap and economic instrument everywhere in the world as the most common instrument in getting information on the situation in the globe.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai spoke with President Obama today evening, (Afghanistan time) through a video teleconference where a number of topics of mutual interest were discussed.
The video conversation came just before President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
The topics covered in details and in a friendly spirit included Afghanistan peace process, the further buildup and equipping of the Afghan National Army, the Bilateral Security Agreement, to be signed between the two countries and other issues of interest.
President Karzai once again underlined that respect to national unity, strong central authority and national sovereignty serves as the foundation in its relations with any country.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA)  Afghanistan welcomes the announcement by President Obama, who in his state of the union address said that the US would be pulling out another 34000 troops over the next year from Afghanistan. President Obama added, “This spring, our forces will move into a support role, while Afghan security forces take the lead. “
This is something Afghanistan has wanted for so long now. The withdrawal in spring of foreign forces from Afghan villages will definitely help in ensuring peace and full security in Afghanistan.
As President Obama underscored America’s commitment to a unified and sovereign Afghanistan beyond 2014, we hope the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries could further expand.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Kabul (BNA) During a formal ceremony on Thursday, President Hamid Karzai accepted the diplomatic credentials of Antal Dragos, the new ambassador of Hungary to Afghanistan.
The ceremony was followed by a meeting, where the two sides discussed ways to further enhance the bilateral relations.
President Karzai thanked Hungary for all its assistance to Afghanistan and wished the new ambassador success in his new mission to Afghanistan.
Ambassador Dragos said he was pleased with his posting to Afghanistan and added that his country was prepared to expand its relations with Afghanistan in areas of economy and education. He informed that Hungary was adding another 10 to the 24 scholarships already pledged for Afghan students to pursue higher education in Hungry.
In presence to the ceremony were Foreign Minister Rasoul and the Ministry’s Chief of Protocol.