21 February 2017

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Kamal Sadat, Acting Minister of Information and Culture appreciated three boxers yesterday.
Zamarai Mohammadi, Jamil Nabizada and Sayed Najib Musavi, three top boxers of the country’s national team were appreciated by Dr. Kamal Sadat for their honors and achievements in domestic and foreign competitions.
In a meeting with three sportsmen, Dr. Kamal Sadat asked them to make efforts to obtain honors to Afghanistan so that the name of our country would be more brightened in sport.
Acting minister of information and culture asked Afghanistan youth to refer to sport besides getting education as sport was a sound hobby and guarantees health and prevents youth from drugs. Dr. Sadat regarded preventing youth from drug addiction as religious responsibility of all the people.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with Afghan ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Sayed Jalal Nabegha, acting minister of information and culture and deputy minister of youth affairs, Dr. Kamal Sadat emphasized on introduction of Afghanistan’s unique cultural heritage through close coordination and cooperation of the country’s diplomatic mission, BNA reported.
Meanwhile the ambassador to Saudi Arabia promised to spare no effort in introduction of Afghanistan’s history and culture through holding exhibitions, Bakther News Agency said. The Afghan embassy in Riyadh to organize a cultural exhibition in the coming week which will include Afghan traditions clothes, photos of Afghanistan’s historical monuments and touristic places as well as musical instruments.  According to another report, addressing a meeting of the commission on naming of the country’s roads, Dr. Kamal Sadat said no one was allowed to name the roads sans prior coordination with the commission. The commission decided to name Kabul’s Kompany Avenue after Shaheed Hashmat Khan Khalil Karzai, the first square of Ahmad Shah Baba Mina after Ghazi Mir Mohammad Zaman Khan and Lab-e-Jar square after the country’s national and defense forces, the agency added. Hinting to importance of naming the country’s roads and avenues, Dr. Kamal Sadat such initiative would not only facilitate people, but would also help introduce the country’s history and culture. This is while that recently a number of roads have been named after the same individual in the country’s capital Kabul and a number of other provinces.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Presided over by Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawarai, deputy minister of art and culture of the ministry of information and culture, a meeting on creating coordination among the relevant organs on excavation process and protection of historical sites, particularly Aynak Coppermine was held on Sunday, Bakhter News Agency (BNA) reported.
MoIC’s deputy minister of art and culture said that much has been done to carry out the excavation process according to law, adding the process must be done through the minister of information and culture so the historical sites are not damaged, the report added. The participants assured the deputy minister on art and culture to cooperate with the ministry in this regard. Likewise, in the meeting, UNESCO and DAFA representatives presented their report on functions made by the concerned organs over the last two years, the report continued. The meeting was attended by Dr. Halim Tanwir, the Ministry’s foreign relations advisor, representatives of the mines and petroleum ministry, Environment National protection Agency, World Bank, UNESCO and DAFA.

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and non-government media organization have agreed to broadcast and publish programs of Afghanistan central statistics office (CSO).
The agreement was made yesterday in joint session attended by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture, head of Afghanistan central statistics office, head of population registration for MoI and representatives of non-government media organizations.
Government media institutions have continually broadcast and published messages of central statistics office and directorate of population registration asking now the non-government media organizations to cooperate in connection with broadcasting their message in particular birth and death registrations.
In the session attended also by acting minister of information and culture, Sayeda Mojgan Mustafavi, deputy minister of publication affairs for information affairs for information and culture considered publication and broadcasting of the central statistics office’s messages as key for public awareness and asked media organizations to cooperate with the two government institutions.
Praising media organizations for cooperation in this regard, acting minister of information and culture Dr. Kamal Sadat added MoIC was supporting all media organizations.

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