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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.

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.

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.

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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