30 April 2017

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Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) The first strategic tourism, master plan and management of cultural heritages conference was held yesterday in Herat, capital city of the province.
In the conference held with participation of Herat governor, government officials, acting minister of information and culture, state minister of tourism, deputy minister of urban development, a number of men of culture, writers and domestic and foreign archeologists, participants of the conference reviewed legal works to help preserve and take care of historical monuments.
In a video message, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani by praising the conference said that role of Herat in absorption of tourism and development and stability of Afghanistan would be valuable.  President Ghani supported joining of Herat in world heritages’ list instructed ministries of information and culture and foreign affairs to follow the process in cooperation with UNESCO.  The country’s President further said that management modality of the historic monuments should be changed, adding that Babur Garden was a successful example of management of the historic monuments.
In the conference, Governor of Herat Mohammad Asif Rahimi added that modality of participation of preservation of historic monuments, protection of old city and historic buildings would be discussed by proposing legal ways.

Saturday, April 30, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has considered the international press award granted to Afghan journalist safety committee as achievement. The committee has received the award titled as ‘free media scout’ in Vienna.
Ministry of information and culture has expressed happiness over receiving the award by the committee and congratulated it to head of the committee Najib Sharifi, Afghanistan media and people.
There is no doubt that it is a success and a bright example towards obtaining national and international honors and achievements for Afghanistan media and journalists and sign of the committee’s effort for its effective sharing in maintaining working safety of journalists of Afghanistan.

Saturday, April 30, 2017 
Kabul (BNA)   In presence of acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari, some historic slides of Afghanistan historic views’ pictures have been submitted by the ministry’s cultural attaché in London to Afghan Film director.
In a ceremony held on this occasion, the ministry’s cultural attaché in London Wahid Parwanta said that the respective slides having 113 historic photographs taken in 1970s from various parts of the country by an English scientist working in ministry of mines as project manager for Afghan institute of management.
He added that the slides had been granted to him by the English scientist family and now he wanted to submit the slides to ministry of information and culture for better preservation.
Acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari praised Wahid Parwanta for submitting the slides to ministry of information and culture.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Beijing City (BNA)  In the sideline of Afghanistan Media Management Seminar (AMMS), Afghan media-staffs visited Yinchuan city the capital of Ninxia province of China.
According to BNA reporter from China, Afghan journalists warmly welcomed by local authorities of Yinchuan city and based on previous schedule the participants had been visited National TV station of Ninxia, Ninxia daily Newspaper group, Yinchuan News, museums, mosques and industrial park of Ninxia province.
During staying in Yinchuan city views and suggestions on rule of media in a society, particularly in China and Afghanistan countries had been discussed between governmental officials of the city and Afghan journalists.
Also Dr. Shamsul Haq Aryanfar chairman of Afghanistan state-run allies delivered a short significant speech indicating some key points in connection to the two countries social, economic and cultural similarities.
It is mentionable that Afghan Media Management Seminar held by Chinese Ministry of Commerce for 20 days, which 30 journalists participated from state-run and private media outlets of Afghanistan.
The seminar to be continued for next four days.
Mohammad.

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