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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA)   A number of north and northeastern elders, culturists and university graduates met with Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh on Tuesday, the VP office said in a statement.
According to the statement, the participants said their first suggestion was ensuring national partnership and presence of different tribes in the government structure, asking for recruiting well-educated youth in the government administrations.
Calling growing insecurities in north and northeast a serious challenge, the participants asked the government to address the problem, the statement added.
Appreciating the participants for sharing their suggestions and problems, the second vice-president, Sarwar Danesh said all citizens of the country had common demand on fighting insecurity, development, job opportunities and ensuring partnership in the government structure, the statement continued.
On limit capacity of the government administrations against huge number of university graduates, VP Danesh said that attending youth and university graduates in civil services open competitions process was one of the legal ways to ensure fair partnership in recruitments, the statement added.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Addressing a ceremony, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said nutrition and food safety were National Unity Government’s top priority.
“As per the decision of the council of minister, the committee for nutrition and food safety was decided to be established.  Now we see the commitment has been fulfilled,” Dr. Abdullah said.
According to Chief Executive, 39 percent of the country’s population facing food immunity challenges, adding 40.9 percent of the children below five years facing malnutrition which made Afghanistan to be in the rank of those countries facing serious food immunity challenges.
Dr. Abdullah called poverty, lack of access to flood, climate change, drought, unbalanced food regime, lack of access to potable water and war as the main challenges before food immunity in the country.  He emphasized on joint cooperation of the government institutions and the international organization to fight malnutrition and remove obstacles before food immunity in the country.
Meanwhile, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO of the United Nations cited food insecurity as the biggest challenge in Afghanistan, adding FAO was ready to ease Afghan government bring food security in the country.
At the end, Baryali Arsalayee, general director of the secretariat for council of ministers, representatives of FAO, UNICEF and WFP signed MoU on establishing of national technical committee on Nutrition and food security.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  25 armed oppositions were arrested and 17 others were killed and injured in the last 2 hours across the country.
According to Atal 205 army corps directorate press office to BNA, the 205 army corps personnel with other security forces launching clearing operations in Maiwand district, Kandahar province detained 25 armed insurgents, killed 2 others.
Likewise, in other operation, 8 armed insurgents were killed and five others were injured in Nesh district, Kandahar province.
Another operation conducted by these forces in Safa district, in which 4 Taliban reels were lost their lives.
Three round of different type of mines were also discovered and neutralized by these forces in Nesh district, Kandahar province. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Jalalabad (BNA) nine people have been detained on charges of different crimes in Nangarhar province.
The people were arrested during a recent day in Momand Dara and Hasaka Mina districts and Jalalabad city.
Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor told BNA, the people were arrested on charges of murder, Theft and wine sales.
15 people were also detained in connection of different crimes by police forces the other day.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  As a result of air and ground raids 26 Daesh were killed in Nangarhar province.
According to Ataullah Khogyani spokesman for Nangarhar governor 8 Taliban militants including 2 Pakistani insurgents were lost their lives by security forces raids in Khogyani district.
Also in this operation the Afghan security forces have been seized four weapon caches of Taliban in Hasaka Mina, Sorkhroad, Kot and Achen districts.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:37

Mine Blasts Foiled in Herat

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The Afghan security discovered and neutralized two mines in Ghoryan district of Herat province the other day.
The mines were planted by insurgents in busy area of Ghoryan district.
According to Ghoryan district security official the mines were discovered and neutralized by security forces with cooperation of residents of the areas from two crowded areas of the mentioned district.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  Associate Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, Deputy Minister for Financial, Administrative and Tourism of Information and Culture praised Parwan and Samangan provincial directors for information and culture and Charikar mayor for their works in cultural and art affairs and granted them appreciation letters.
Provincial director of information and culture for Parwan Abdul Wahid Hashemi and Charikar mayor Khwaja Rohullah Sediqi were praised for their effort and hardworking during 5th Judas tree festival and granted appreciation letters of MoIC. While granting appreciation letters to the respective individuals, deputy minister of finance, administrative and tourism asserted that leading body of the ministry was praising Charikar mayor for holding the fifth Judas tree festival in the province.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:35

FM Rabbani Meets UNHCR New Representative

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ms. Fathiaa Abdalla in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
While appreciating the cooperation and activities of UNHCR in Afghanistan in the area of refugees, returnees and IDPs, Mr. Rabbani said, “Given that Afghanistan has the highest number of refugees and IDPs, continued cooperation of the UN agencies in Afghanistan, particularly UNHCR is very critical and imperative for refugees.”
Afterward, Ms. Fathiaa presented her credential to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and pointed out to her previous experiences in the area of immigration, as well as emphasized that during her mission in Afghanistan she will put a lot of efforts to attract more assistance for refugees, returnees and IDPs. In the meeting, both sides exchanged views on the recent activities of UNHCR and coordination between this organization and the relevant Afghan government bodies, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 10:34

Prof. Bawari Chairs Consultative Session

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Prof. Rasoul Bawari, a consultative session was held yesterday for expansion of cooperation between the ministry and cultural and civil society organizations. BNA reports.
In the session, acting minister of information and culture considered close cooperation between MoIC, civil society and cultural organizations as significant need.
Briefing in connection with marking the support and protection cultural heritages day by MoIC and MoUs signed between MoIC with MRRD, MoUD and Kabul municipality for protection and further support of the country’s historical and cultural heritages, Prof. Bawari asked the respective organizations to make effort more towards protection of the country’s historical and cultural heritages besides their cooperation with MoIC.
Acting minister of information and culture added that historical and cultural heritages were national investments of Afghanistan and showing historical identification of the country.
Afterwards, cultural advisor to MoIC Khoshal Rohi said effort would be made in the session that how they could provide facility for close cooperation between MoIC and civil society and cultural organizations.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Vice President Sarwar Danesh has stressed that support of the international community as Afghanistan’s international partners in particular U.S. from Afghanistan government remained unchanged as before.
In a meeting with Norwegian ambassador to Kabul, Danesh by stressing on maintaining peace and talks with armed insurgents said Afghanistan government’s policy and strategy in connection with fighting terrorism and extremism was clear and there no doubt on it.
Pointing that coordination and joint planning between Afghanistan government and the international partners in particular RS mission forces have further increased, Sarwar Danesh added a range of visions on modality of counter terrorism effort stated in national level had political aspect.
In the meeting, the Norwegian ambassador to Kabul expressed happiness over recent developments of Afghanistan under the NUG government in various sectors as holding elections, counter corruption effort particularly in security organs, expansion of political relations between Afghanistan and the international community.
Assuring of Norway’s continued assistance to the people and government of Afghanistan, the Norwegian ambassador to Kabul considered commitments promised by Norway in Warsaw and Brussels conferences as decisive determination of the country for cooperation and assistance to national unity government.

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