24 June 2018

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with outgoing Dutch Ambassador to Kabul here yesterday, a presidential statement said.
During the meeting, Geoffrey van Leeuwen briefed the president on his mission, adding Afghanistan has got lots of changes in recent years.  He thanked President Ghani’s peace efforts, adding Dutch would remain committed to support Afghanistan.
Calling Holland as friend and partner of Afghanistan, President Ghani thanked Geoffrey van Leeuwen’s efforts during his mission and praised Dutch security forces’ works within the framework of the resolute support mission, the statement concluded.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a videoconference meeting with military and civil officials of the 34 provinces of the country here yesterday, a presidential statement said.
At the outset, the president extended his condolences over martyring of one of the elite religious scholars of Herat, Jafar Tawakoli, and emphasized on security of the religious scholars and investigation of the Tawakoli’s martyring incident, the statement added.
The president also instructed the country’s governors to hold consultative meetings with different segments of the society and address their problems.
The president also praised military and civil personnel for their ceasefire management and emphasized on security of the highways and big cities, the statement added.
The president went on saying government was not accepting a single risk during the ceasefire, adding the country’s security forces would respond to any attacks.
The president also applauded Harmain Sharifain and Nabawi Masjids’ Imam’s recent stance against war in Afghanistan and calling it Haram, adding Islam scholars having collective stance against the ongoing imposed war in the country.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of European Ambassadors, EU Ambassador to Kabul, UN special envoy and NATO civilian representative for Afghanistan here yesterday and discussed peace process and ceasefire with Taliban, a presidential statement said.
The meeting which was held in presidential palace, the ambassadors praised Afghan government’s courageous move towards ceasefire and peace in the country and expressed their views with respect to extension of the ceasefire, the statement added.  Meanwhile the president briefed the ambassadors on ceasefire management, adding there were national-wide demands for ceasefire in the country.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  At a meeting held at the Gul Khana Palace, a number of the country’s elders and representatives of political parties discussed issues related to peace and security and called the Islamic World’s support to the Afghan peace process and national and political consensus very important, according to a statement from the Presidential Press Office.
They described the president’s temporary cease-fire initiative and its extension as bravely and hoed the lessons learned from the cease-fire could help restore lasting peace in the country, according to the statement.  Meanwhile, the president thanked the elders and political leaders for their support to his cease-fire with the Taliban and asked them to provide specific plan and share with him in this field, said the statement adding consultation would continue with the people of different strata, particularly the political parties.

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