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Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:07

US New Strategy To Be Soon Announced

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Amid speculation on US strategy in Afghanistan, the US President Donald Trump has recently said his country’s new strategy would be soon announced.
President Trump has said that consultations on this issue with senior US authorities have concluded and it would be finalized and released.
President Trump, addressing the media in New Jersey on a large US strategy in Afghanistan, said, “This would be a very big decision to me because I have inherited a confusing situation in this country and we could improve this situation”.
The US defense secretary James Mattis had already said that Washington new strategy on Afghanistan would be released mid July. But, differences among senior officials of Trump administration have caused delay of announcement of this strategy.
A number of lawmakers and experts asked the Trump administration to announce final decision on Afghanistan soon.
Lawmaker Mohammad Hashim said, “The international community should support this country for many years because ignorance or non-support specially the US would leave unpleasant results and would face with problem too.  ANSF are in long term support to fight terrorists. The US claim of inheriting a confusing situation is indeed indicator of the world community’s ineffectiveness in Afghanistan.
Political commentator Ali Rabbani believes this is good news for Afghan people that the world would not leave them alone. It would be a gold opportunity to NGU and an important guarantee for this country’s future stability. So no doubt global particularly US supports are very important for Afghanistan.
The Afghan people expect them to insert targeting the terror cells, training centers and save sanctuaries in new chapter of their commitments.
Safia Siddiqi a civil activist said that if the world countries really want Afghanistan enjoy peace and stability and she manage in war on terror, essential political pressures should be exerted on terror supporting countries.
Taj Mohammad Akbar one of the citizens said that US is one of the biggest donors of the developing countries and we consider close relations with the US in the benefit of Afghan people and government.
Fariha a graduate of Theology Faculty of Salam University said that Afghanistan should expand its economic, political and military relations with the world rich and major countries. It would result in sustainable development and stability in this country.
Suraya Raiszada  
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) As the deadline for the exchange of damaged and defaced banknotes approaches, the state-owned Central Bank says it has collected over 935 million AFs of the affected banknotes.
According to the bank, the deadline remains August 21. It was set in early in February.
“Unfortunately, the time to exchange of defaced and damaged banknotes has come to end. The banknotes will not be exchanged by the Central Bank beyond the deadline,” said Aimal Hashoor, a spokesman for the state bank.
Money exchangers have said a large number of the defaced and damaged banknotes remain in circulation in the local markets, despite the twice extended deadline by the Central Bank.
“There are many problems. Neither we nor the banks are accepting the affected notes.
People have no idea what to do,” said Mohammad Reza, a money exchanger in Kabul’s Karte Se area. “Government should review and address this problem. The defaced and damaged banknotes must be collected from all the markets,” said Abdulwadood, a shopkeeper in Kabul.
The Central Bank set its first deadline for the banknotes in February and extended it in March. However, reports indicate that large numbers of the banknotes are still being used in routine transactions by the people.
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a video conference held late Friday, National Security Advisor, Mohammad Hanif Atmar and his US counterpart McMaster discussed expansion of military and civilian cooperation between the two countries, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Both sides had detailed discussions over security in Afghanistan and identification and addressing of needs in this regard, according to the agency.
Calling reforms in civilian and military sectors of Afghanistan key, the two sides said that reforms could help in counter corruption efforts and good governance, BNA added.
Referring to “improvement of regional political and security cooperation”, Atmar said that U.S. could cooperate in regional cooperation so as to strengthen prospective of peace, security and stability in the region.
Meanwhile, the US National Security Advisor, Gen. McMaster assured that his country will continue supporting Afghans in their efforts in war on terror.  The two sides also exchanged views on some other issues as well.
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met with the outgoing ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Kabul Anders Sjöberg on Saturday, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
At the outset, Foreign Minister Rabbani appreciated Mr. Sjöberg’s achievements in regard with enhancing relations between Afghanistan and Sweden, the agency added. Minister Rabbani also thanked Sweden’s cooperation with Afghanistan in terms of ensuring security, reconstruction process, education and women empowerment.
Afterward, the Swedish outgoing ambassador assured of his country’s continued cooperation in security and development sectors and wished to see a prosperous Afghanistan in near future.
 

Sunday, 13 August 2017 07:04

Acting Minister of Economy Introduced

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In a ceremony held at the ministry of economy, second vice president, Sarwar Danesh officially introduced Mostafa Mastour as acting minister of economy, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Thanking Abdul Sattar Murad, former minister of economy for his services and efforts, VP Danesh congratulated appointment of Mostafa Mastour to him, the ministry’s leadership board and its all staffs, the agency further said.
Second vice president while praying to recent incidents’ martyrs, briefed the ceremony about political and security issues and the government of national unity’s view in the respect, BNA added.
He stressed that the people of Afghanistan should have realized they get killed on charge of supporting the government and their assets are cruelly looted, the agency continued.
He asked all the Afghan people to get unified against the enemies and take part in ensuring security alongside the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Friday evening with a number of residents of Takhar’s Chahaab district.
In the meeting, residents of the district by briefing related to recent incidents in the district asked the country’s chief executive to take measure in connection with ending clashes and violence in the district.
Chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah promised residents of Chahaab district that violence and clashes in the district would be soon ended.
The country’s chief executive said that perpetrators of recent violence would be introduced to justice. Previously, national unity government has dispatched a delegation to the district in order to review incidents. The delegation shared its report related to the incidents in the district with leaders of NUG a couple of days ago.
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Addressing a gathering to commemorate International Youth Day, President Ghani said youth should not be misused by any movement or party, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
According to the statement, the president expressed concerns regarding the misuse of the country’s youths to spark tensions among the people.
President Ghani said questions should be asked from those involved in sparking divisions among the people and the interests they gained over a period of last forty years, the statement added.
He called on the youths of the country to step up efforts to eliminate the discrimination and corruption in a bid to specify and ascertain their future.
Addressing the youth, the president said, “You are not a tree to be moved by a wind, you are the future builders of this country.” The president also stressed that the government would provide further ground for youths’ job opportunities.
The president also said the government has also stepped up efforts to create more works and employment opportunities for the youths as he called for the unity among the people.
During the gathering, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Dr. Kamal Sadat briefed about his programs and works for young generation of the country. He pointed out that further attention of the government would result in youths’ improvement in different fields.
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) At least 26 Taliban fighters have been killed due to air and ground operations led by Afghan security forces in southern Farah province.
Gulbahar Mujahid security director in police chief of Farah told BNA correspondent, the operations were conducted in vicinity of Pusht Roud district of the province, in which 26 insurgents including their three top commanders were killed and 24 others were injured.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) 34 armed oppositions including several well-known members of the terrorist group have died following air attacks in northern Sar-e-Pul province yesterday.
Abdul Wahad ex-shadow governor for Sar-e-Pul, Mawlavi Sadeq in-charge of advertising and Qari Qader a top commander of Taliban militants are among the dead.
Col. Nasratullah Jamshidi deputy directorate of 209 Shaheen army corps told reporter, the air attacks carried out in Kata Qala village, Mirza Olang area and Laghman village of Sar-e-Pul city.
In addition, 15 armed oppositions were wounded following the air attacks.
Two military bases of the terrorist group have been destroyed during the raids, Jamshidi concluded.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

Sunday August 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Qari Mujebullah Taliban’s deputy military commission by understanding truth joined to Afghan National Security Forces in northern Baghlan province.
Col. Nasratullah Jamshidi deputy directorate of 209 Shaheen army corps told correspondent, Qari Mujebullah deputy military commission for the terrorist group joined to ANSF along with a Kalashnikov, five boxes of bullets and a communication means in Borka district of the province.
T/M.A.Ansari
 

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