12 December 2018

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, national consultative meeting on implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention and its two protocols was held yesterday.
The 1954 Hague Convention and its protocols focuses on protection of cultural properties in armed disputes.  In the meeting held with participation of deputy minister of culture and art Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary, deputy ministers of interior and justice, head of legal affairs for MoD, head of UNESCO office to Kabul, deputy of ICRC to Kabul and representatives of relevant organs, acting minister of information and culture said the meeting was aimed to prepare comprehensive program for protection of cultural heritages in areas where armed disputes were ongoing.
Acting minister of information and culture asked participants in the meeting to deliver their visions and suggestions to the session to be continuing for two days.
The acting minister of information and culture also asked MoD and MoI to inform MoIC when they plan military operations in areas in the country to protect cultural property.
Afterwards, deputy minister of police for interior Masoud Azizi, deputy minister of Justice Dr. Zakia Adeli, head of legal affairs for ministry of defense Nimatulalh Ahmadzai and representatives of UNESCO and ICRC spoke and enumerated their preparations in this regard.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) has expressed deep regret over the assassination of the Balkh provincial theater artist, Quddos Farahmand, BNA reported Saturday.
In a contact with BNA, Khulm District Chief, Taj Mohammad Rahimi said the well-known artist was killed by armed thieves in the vicinities of the district, where a number of artists including the slain Qoddus were on a tour.
“Upon return, the artists confronted with the armed thieves who succeeded to kill the Balkh provincial theater artist,” said the source.
The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) asked the security organs for investigation into the case and arresting those involved in the murder.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of culture and art for information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawary met with UNESCO delegation and discussed workshop determined to be held next week.
In the meeting, Prof. Bawary said that the only goal of the ministry of information and culture was to achieve an approach based on which historical monuments could be protected in areas where war was ongoing.
He asserted that the workshop would definitely meet the goal.
The workshop which will be held next week in cooperation with UNESCO is part of steps taken by ministry of information and culture to find a way for protection of the country’s historic monuments in area caused by increasing insecurities.
It is determined that the workshop is attended by authorized representatives of MoI, MoD, MoJ, and NDS.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Fazel Sancharaki was appreciated by the High Committee on Food Security and Nutrition National Agenda, for his well leadership and management of the advocacy and public awareness group, BNA reported the other day.
In an interview with Bakhatar News Agency (BNA), the deputy minister, after receiving the letter of appreciation, said that by passing each day, both the government officials and the people are fully realizing the importance of the agenda for food security and nutrition.  “Promotion of the agenda, however challenging, is our main responsibilities.”
He said as the key partner of the agenda, the ministry of information and culture has so far successfully held 10 advocacy and public awareness meetings about the food security and nutrition that indicates the ministry’s commitment to the agenda.
“Our colleagues are not seeing to the agenda as an administrative work, but it has close relation to our live and totally to the public live of the people and we are looking to it as ethical and human mission and are making effort in this implementation,” the deputy minister said as quoted by the agency.
According to him the Ministry of Information and Culture, like before would do what it could in implementation of the agenda for the coming year, the agency quoted.
Sancharaki went on as saying that the main goals of the advocacy and public awareness plan was effectiveness on issues relating to decision makings and that the agenda should be lodged in any of the programs, as he believed with awareness, the ministry would never be able to bring change in the decision making in the interest of the agenda.
He asked other administrations to help popularize the agenda, through providing public awareness, the agency quoted.
The agency noted that a number of ministries and administrations as well as the international agencies have also been appreciated for their effort and active cooperation for promotion of the agenda.

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