14 August 2018

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting and Nominee Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi discussed cultural cooperation during a meeting with cultural director of UNESCO Office in Kabul here yesterday, BNA reported.
According to agency, the cultural director of UNESCO briefed acting minister on organization’s cultural activities in Afghanistan, saying cultural heritage preservation was their main priority.  According to him UNESCO has cultural cooperation with Afghanistan since 1948 and has so far identified more than 2000 historical monuments in the country, assuring his organization’s continued cooperation with Ministry of Information and Culture.
Praising UNESCO’s activities in Afghanistan, Minister Safi said Afghanistan owning rich cultural heritage and that country’s people having crucial role to promote and protect it.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  In a meeting with BNA leading panel and staffs, acting and nominee Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi heard their problems and demands, the agency reported.
Representing others, BNA director Khalil Minawi briefed the minister on agency’s activities, achievements and challenges.
The director went on saying that the agency was producing around 250 news and reports of domestic and foreign affairs on daily basis and publishing it through its website and the state-run papers of Anis, Hiwad, Islah and The Kabul Times as well as the national Radio and Television of Afghanistan.
Director of the agency besides briefing the minister on establishment of newsroom and easing staffs with new equipment, enumerated a number of problems and challenges, including lack of transportation and reporting equipment.  He also drew attention of the minister on digitalization of news and photo achieve of the agency.  Assuring to address the problems of the agency, minister Safi said steps to be taken on the aspect after assessment of the Independent Administration Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC).  “Afghan traditions, Cultural values, peace messages and national unity should be considered in publications,” the minister told the agency staffs.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Nominee and acting minister of information and culture in a meeting with a number of provincial directors of information and culture heard their problems and demands. 
In the meeting, provincial directors of information and culture for Paktia, Kunaruz, Maidan Wardak, Khost and Takhar enumerated their problems and demands, including lack of structure, budget, transportation vehicles and office equipment, asking for balanced budget and program and a powerful system as well as attention to part of provinces in all cultural and learning programs.
Regarding attention to the country’s cultural values and heritages as priorities of the MoIC, acting minister of information and culture said the country’s real culture should be reflected to the world through the country’s cultural heritages.  Meanwhile, acting minister of information and culture stressed honesty and transparency in working affairs and assured the provincial directors of addressing their problems and demands.  It is worth mentioning that a meeting was held yesterday between provincial directors of information and culture and a delegation of independent administrative reforms and civil services to assess and address problems of information and culture departments.

Sunday July 8, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting and nominee Minister of Information and Culture, Ms. Hasena Safi, during an overview investigation into the deputy youth MoIC related affairs, said educational opportunities should be provided for the youth in accordance to the country’s national culture.
According to BNA report, Dr. Kamal Sadat, deputy information and culture minister on youth affairs briefed Minister Safi about the deputy MoIC related various section works. Ms. Hasena Safi said the results of all-out investigation into the ministry would be reported on the Presidential Office. According to her, the Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) would cooperate with the Ministry of Information and Culture in this field. The minister blamed unemployment as the main reason of the youth fleeing the country said the youth should be provided with work opportunities, as according to her many of the country’s educated youths were jobless. Pointing to the economic, cultural and social role of the country’s youths, Ms. Safi said; “Youth should be provided with educational opportunities, in accordance to the country’s culture.

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