30 April 2017

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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Charikar (BNA) 5th Arghawan (Purple) Flower National Festival was celebrated in Gul Ghundi Hell, center of Parwan province in the presence of hundreds of youths, poets, writers and governmental officials, BNA reported.
According to the agency, calling celebration of traditional festivals and gathering poets, culturists, writers and people from around the country a symbol of national-cultural values, Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on administrative and Tourism Affairs, Prof. Sayeda Mojgan Mostafavei said such festivals could be effective in strengthening national unity and development of culture.
Pointing at ancient history of Parwan, existence of tens of historical and recreational sites and tourism attractions in the province, Ms. Mostafavei said nothing eye-catching had been done so far in tourism sector in Afghanistan.
Therefore, the ministry of information and culture is trying to organize such programs to draw the attention of foreign and domestic tourists to the countries historical and recreations sites, she added.
The provincial governor of Parwan, Mohammad Asim Asim called gathering of poets, culturists and people of different provinces the symbol of national unity and thanked the organizer of the festival, the agency added.
The province’s head of information and culture department, Abdul Wahid Hashimi said that the aim of the festival was to celebrate the nature and pay attention to greenery and environment.  BNA added.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting held on Tuesday, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari briefed the participants about the ways of transferring process of Mis-e-Ainak project, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Attended by representatives of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, World Bank and UNESCO, the meeting discussed the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) plans regarding the project and coordination among the relevant organizations, the report further said.
In the meeting, the participants declared to cooperate in regard with project’s transferring, the agency added.
Furthermore, the acting minister of information and culture pointed out that the ministry is making effort not to repeat the shortcomings existed in the past and the process would carry out by a branch office and in coordination with other partner organizations, the agency continued. Thanking the relevant organizations for such a step, the acting MoIC asked for their further cooperation in the respect, the agency added.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  In coordination with Ministry of Information and Culture, Cultural section of Iran Embassy and Shaheed Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation, a book exhibition is expected to be held in Kabul today, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
The exhibition is to be held in Ghazi High School today, the agency added,
The Deputy Minister of Information and Culture on Publication Affairs, Sayed Agha Hussain Fazel Sancharaki while appreciating Iran’s cooperation in different cultural areas said the exhibition would be one of the greatest cultural events in the country, BNA added. The exhibition would be attended by over 60 Iranian and 30 Afghan publishers, where they will display their books, the agency continued. High-ranking government officials, different art groups and culturists of scientific centers, universities and schools have also been already invited to attend the exhibition.

Wednesday, April 12,
Kabul BNA)  In a meeting with Deputy Chinese Ambassador to Kabul, Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Prof. Mohammad Rassoul Bawari stressed on enhanced cultural relations between the two countries, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
Pointing to China’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan in different fields particularly in cultural areas, the acting minister of information and culture added that cultural relations among both country’s people have been continuing since long, the agency added.
The acting minister of information and culture asked for continued cooperation of the People’s Republic of China in various sections of cultural and archeology, BNA added.
The Deputy Chinese Ambassador to Kabul while pointing to the friendly relations between the two sides said, “We hope this friendship and expansion of cultural relations to be continued.”
Likewise, to introduce the Chinese people culture, the Embassy of China intends to hold a cultural exhibition in Kabul University in near future, he added.
He also asked for cooperation of the ministry for information and culture in this regard.

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