Politics Bakhtar News Agency is the official state news agency of the Afghan government, based in Kabul. The agency is a major source of news for all media in Afghanistan, gathering domestic and international news and providing information to outlets. http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:54:20 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb New UN Women Director Assures Continued Cooperation To Afghanistan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32930-new-un-women-director-assures-continued-cooperation-to-afghanistan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32930-new-un-women-director-assures-continued-cooperation-to-afghanistan.html New UN Women Director Assures Continued Cooperation To Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Minister of political affairs and acting minister of foreign affairs Hikmat Khalil Karzai met newly appointed director of UN Women for Afghanistan here yesterday, the MoFA said in statement.
Congratulating appointment of the new UN women director for Afghanistan, Karzai praised the agency’s technical cooperation in empowerment of women in the country.
Informing the deputy minister on her programs in UN Women of Afghanistan, the director assured her agency’s continued cooperation for empowerment of women in the country.
 

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Politics Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:59:07 +0000
Political Parties Play Constructive Role In Democracy Process, CE Abdullah http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32929-political-parties-play-constructive-role-in-democracy-process-ce-abdullah.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32929-political-parties-play-constructive-role-in-democracy-process-ce-abdullah.html Political Parties Play Constructive Role In Democracy Process, CE Abdullah

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the leading body of Islamic Movement Party (Hezbi Harakat-e-Islami), during which both sides exchanged view on the country’s ongoing situation and security-political changes, CE office said in a statement the other day.
During the meeting, CE Abdullah said political parties, particularly Islamic Movement Party have played constructive role in strengthening democracy and effective state-building, the statement further said.
Besides, head of the party, Abdul Ghani Kazemi shared the people demands, suggestions and problems in some provinces, the statement added.
The participants proposed their views and suggestions on tackling people problems and the country’s ongoing situation and asked CE to pay serious heed in the respect, the statement went on to say.
Condemning the recent terrorist attack in Kabul’s 6th PD, Dr. Abdullah asked the party’s leading body to make effort on providing voters’ list to succeed voters’ registration process and thwart enemy’s vicious designs, the statement continued.
He assured the party, he would consider the proposed issues in future plans and decisions, the statement concluded.
 

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Politics Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:58:04 +0000
Dr. Abdullah Chairs AWEEC Meeting http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32928-dr-abdullah-chairs-aweec-meeting.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32928-dr-abdullah-chairs-aweec-meeting.html Dr. Abdullah Chairs AWEEC Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghan Women’s Empowerment Executive Committee (AWEEC) held session with Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah here at Sapidar Palace yesterday, a statement said.
The committee discussed its impact and reviewed women’s overall situation, activities of the women supporting agencies and promoting gender positions in the ministries, the Chief Executive Press Office said.
Addressing the committee meeting, Minister of Women’s Affairs Delbar Nazari said her ministry started to work on national action plan for women empowerment, adding the plan to be finalized within upcoming six months.
Meanwhile deputy minister of women’s affairs Spozhmai Wardak said the plan would be developed in cooperation with other ministries to address the challenges before women in Afghanistan.
Chief Executive emphasized on outcome of the committee’s works and its proposal for the national unity government.
He said establishment of the women supporting centers by the government was a pilot plan and was not aimed to replace those centers running by the NGOs.
Supporting the committee members’ visit of the provinces, Dr. Abdullah said his office would support their visits till the budget being approved.
The participants discussed women’s empowerment and expressed their views relating to the issue and emphasized on developing of the action plan for the women’s empowerment committee.
 

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Politics Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:56:06 +0000
President Ghani Accepts Credentials of New Indian Ambassador To Afghanistan http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32927-president-ghani-accepts-credentials-of-new-indian-ambassador-to-afghanistan.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32927-president-ghani-accepts-credentials-of-new-indian-ambassador-to-afghanistan.html President Ghani Accepts Credentials of New Indian Ambassador To Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani accepted the credentials of newly appointed ambassador of India to Kabul Vinay Kumar during a ceremonial guard of honor held in the Presidential Palace yesterday morning, a presidential statement said. Both sides discussed expansion of mutual relations and cooperation in different spheres.
Alluding to Afghanistan-India friendly relations, President Ghani said, “India is a good and strategic friend of Afghanistan.”
The President wished Ambassador Kumar further success in his new career in Afghanistan.
Vinay Kumar evincing delight over his posting in Afghanistan remarked that Afghanistan and India are enjoying friendly ties and wide-ranging cooperation more than ever. He assured that he will strive to bolster Afghan-Indian ties and cooperation during his mission, the statement added.
 

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Politics Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:54:06 +0000
Media Is Strong Trench For Speech Freedom, CE http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32918-media-is-strong-trench-for-speech-freedom-ce.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32918-media-is-strong-trench-for-speech-freedom-ce.html Media Is Strong Trench For Speech Freedom, CE

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in Media National Conference held yesterday in Kabul said media was strong trench of freedom of expression and national unity government was committed to supporting media in the country.
The country’s chief executive instructed Afghans security forces to seriously cooperate with media and journalists while preparing reports and provided them with necessary facilitations.
“Media and journalists are working in critical situation in the country and we will work together by mutual and close cooperation morale to each other,” Dr. Abdullah said, adding that serious step would be taken in connection with work safety of journalists addressing murder cases and violence against journalists and access to information.  In the conference, deputy minister of publication affairs for information and culture Sayed Aga Fazil Sancharaki informed of bringing necessary reforms in work of media and unprecedented facilities for operation of media and journalists in the country. 
 

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Politics Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:44:23 +0000
NUG Leaders Slam Terrorist Attack On Voter Registration Center In Kabul http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32917-nug-leaders-slam-terrorist-attack-on-voter-registration-center-in-kabul.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32917-nug-leaders-slam-terrorist-attack-on-voter-registration-center-in-kabul.html NUG Leaders Slam Terrorist Attack On Voter Registration Center In Kabul

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attacks in Kabul and Pul-e-Khumri. In the message, the country’s President wished Allah’s mercy upon those who martyred, speedy recovery to the wounded, and conveyed his deep condolences to victims’ families. President Ghani instructed relevant institutions to provide support and care to those affected.  In a separate message, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah condemned the terrorist attack on a voter registration center in western Kabul, killing dozens of innocent civilians including women and children.
“Our resolve for fair and transparent election will continue and terrorists won’t win against the will of the Afghan people,” Dr. Abdullah said in his message. Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar has also condemned yesterday’s brutal and inhuman terrorist attacks on the voter registration centers in Kabul and Baghlan, conveying condolences to the victim families.
 

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Politics Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:43:21 +0000
Shaikh Khalifa Residential Project Utilized http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32916-shaikh-khalifa-residential-project-utilized.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32916-shaikh-khalifa-residential-project-utilized.html Shaikh Khalifa Residential Project Utilized

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A meeting was held at the Chahar Chanar Palace, where the president of the Islamic republic of Afghanistan, initially met with the UAE delegation who arrived in Kabul to attend the inauguration ceremony of the township, said a statement from the Presidential Palace.
The delegation said the UAE’s private sector was ready to invest in Afghanistan, according to the statement.
The president said the government of Afghanistan has prepared the ground for investment, mainly in the field of house building and agriculture, the statement added.
Both the president and the UAE delegation attended the inauguration ceremony of the Shaikh Khalifa Bene Zayed Ale Nehyan township, which was funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.
Attended at the ceremony, Minister of Urban Development and Housing, Sayed Mansoor Naderi said the township which was built based on modern equipment and facilities, contained 3330 residential apartments which was expected to be completed in 1393, but postponed due to some reasons, the statement quoted.
 

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Politics Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:42:27 +0000
NSA Meets Secretary of China’s Central Political & Legal Affairs Commission http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32908-nsa-meets-secretary-of-china’s-central-political--legal-affairs-commission.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32908-nsa-meets-secretary-of-china’s-central-political--legal-affairs-commission.html NSA Meets Secretary of China’s Central Political & Legal Affairs Commission

Monday April 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar during his three-day visit to China met with Chinese National Security Advisor and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Guo Shengkun the other day.
In the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between Afghanistan and China as well as a range of urgent steps towards security and stability in the region. Mohammad Hanif Atmar said that a range of cooperation should be accelerated in the framework of strategic partnership for counterterrorism and peace and stability. Praising China for its cooperation in Afghanistan peace process, Atmar asked for further cooperation in peace process and absorption of regional countries’ support in this regard. Both sides also discussed “one way one belt” project and its economic importance as well as economic development.
The Chinese National Security Advisor and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Guo Shengkun said that his country would further cooperate with Afghan security forces in counter terrorism effort and informed of his country’s readiness and overall assistance to peace process, strengthening of regional consensus and economic development and trade.
 

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Politics Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:20:16 +0000
Recruitments Should Be Based On Merit, Not Patronage: President Ghani http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32898-recruitments-should-be-based-on-merit-not-patronage-president-ghani.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32898-recruitments-should-be-based-on-merit-not-patronage-president-ghani.html Recruitments Should Be Based On Merit, Not Patronage: President Ghani

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended an introduction ceremony of business attaches and administrations’ new heads of procurement and inauguration of independent administration reforms and civil services commission’s new building, the presidential palace said in a statement on Saturday.
At the outset, in a meeting with leading body of independent administration reforms and civil services commission, the president heard the commission’s report on it achievements and new program of ‘Change’, according to the statement.
The commission’s leading body briefed the president about new program of ‘Change’ and its achievements over the last one year such as administration reform, reforms in the commission, supervision and evaluation, reforms in quality of laws and regulations and many more, the statement added.
Appreciating new program of ‘Change’ and the commission’s report on its achievements, the president issued instructions on people-oriented reforms and effective expenditures of administrations, the statement continued.
Then, after cutting the ribbon, the president inaugurated the new building of independent administration reforms and civil services commission and along with the commission’s head Ahmad Nadir Naderi, visited different sections of the building. Afterward, minister of commerce and industries Humayoun Rasa said, of 923 people who sent their applications for business attaches posts, 164 of them were shortlisted who have graduated from economy, business and management fields and have enough experiences in the respect. After hearing the participants’ talks, President Ghani said, “Today, we are witnessing a cultural change in Afghanistan and is a day, that eligibility would overcome relations.” Addressing business attaches, the president said each one of you would be sent to a country, where you would represent Afghanistan as a united nation and mobilized government. At the end, the president said the more the merit overcame relations, the more the national unity would be ensured.
 

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Politics Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:04:18 +0000
China’s Li Zuocheng Commends ANDSF Role In War On Terror http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32895-china’s-li-zuocheng-commends-andsf-role-in-war-on-terror.html http://www.bakhtarnews.com.af/eng/politics/item/32895-china’s-li-zuocheng-commends-andsf-role-in-war-on-terror.html China’s Li Zuocheng Commends ANDSF Role In War On Terror

Sunday April 22, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Mohammad Hanif Atmar during his visit from China met China’s Chief of Joint Staff Li Zuocheng the other day, the NSA press office said yesterday.
At a meeting with NSA, Atmar in Beijing, Li Zuocheng commended the Afghan forces for their efforts to eliminate terror groups and pledged full support for equipping Afghan security forces.
While stressing bilateral military and security cooperation, he asked the regional countries to play their role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.
Regional consensus is central to the Afghan-led peace process, China says, urging regional countries to support the reconciliation effort.
For his part, Atmar called for an early start to the second phase of bilateral dialogue between Kabul and Beijing.He invited the Chinese delegation to visit Kabul.
 

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Politics Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:51:47 +0000