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Saturday, March 07, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, met with two poets from western Badghis province here on Thursday and stressed youth’s key role in cultural growth in the country, BNA reported.
The two poets of Badghis province, Mohammad Mirwais Meshwani head of the provincial national environment protection agency and Abdul Ghafar Basharmal head of the presidential senior advisor office for peace affairs briefed the acting minister on their cultural activities, the agency said.
They asked the minister to pay attention to the cultural works of Badghis, invite poets of the province to the cultural programs in Kabul as well as help organize cultural activities in their province, according to the agency.
Praising their cultural and poetry works, the acting minister promised to do more for cultural activities in the respective province. According to another report, acting minister of information and culture, Hasina Safi, also met with director of the Youth Family National Society in her office on Thursday.
Praising the association works, Minister Safi called youth as the strongest force in different sector, particularly in cultural affairs.
The association head Keliwal briefed the acting minister on their activities and asked the ministry to ease organizing f cultural programs in the provinces as well as support the organization’s cultural works.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi met yesterday with Indonesian foreign affairs minister Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi.
In a meeting of introduction of seven Afghan women as members of Afghanistan – Indonesia Women Solidarity Network, (AIWSN) acting minister of information and culture stressed on solidarity between the women of the two countries.
Recalling of achievements and developments of Afghan women in various sectors, acting minister of information and culture complimented close relations between the two countries.
“Role of women is very effective in peace process and Afghan women have taken active role in leading government and private institutions in the country and made effort to have effective part in peace process,” Safi said, adding that Afghanistan government wants to boost role of women in all sectors. Speaking on need of Indonesian support in sharing experiences, practical examples and Islamic values, acting minister of information and culture considered the establishment of Afghanistan – Indonesia Women Solidarity Network as a significant step towards codification of particular relevant advises to learning, health and empowerment of women. Afterwards, the Indonesian minister of foreign affairs Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi considered empowerment of women’s capacity as a key principle, adding that she sent a strong message in Doha that Indonesia does not want to see any set back in women’s rights and freedom in Afghanistan. At the end of the meeting, seven Afghan women were introduced as members of the Afghanistan – Indonesia Women Solidarity Network.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Abdul Manan Shiway Sharq, the meeting of publication assessment commission was held yesterday.
In the meeting, deputy minister of publication affairs said that the respective commission would assess books set to be published, imported or exported in accordance to the country’s constitution, mass media law and national interests. He added that all books and publications would be submitted through official channel for assessment to the commission, saying that creation of the commission was aimed to prevent from publication and distribution of illegal books in the country.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Kabul (BNA) Presided over by the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, the High Media Council held session here at the ministry yesterday, BNA reported.
The meeting discussed some media representatives’ views and suggestions delivered during a consultative meeting held earlier on mass media procedures, the agency added.
The high media council reviewed the suggestions, adding that those views should be considered which were not against the laws and would help enrich the procedure.
The acting minister said that valuable thoughts of the media representatives to be included in the procedure, the agency quoted as saying.
The acting minister asked media to consider national unity in their broadcastings and prevent those programs which are against the country’s laws.

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