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Wednesday December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed for Turkey last evening to attend the extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation which is due to be held tomorrow in Turkey.
Press office of presidential palace reported BNA, President Ghani during his speech will voice the stance and concerns of the Afghan people and Government over the recent decision of the U.S. on recognizing Jerusalem and shifting their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today.
Salahuddin Rabbani minister of foreign affairs, Fazal Mahmoud Fazli advisor of president, Mohammad Haroon Chakhansoori deputy of strategic communication and media accompanying president in his trip, the source added.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The United States Ambassador John R. Bass presented his credentials to President Ashraf Ghani during an official ceremony at Arg on Tuesday, the president office said in a statement.
“It was an honor to present my credentials to President Ghani today,” said Ambassador Bass. He went on to say, “I look forward to supporting the government and people of Afghanistan in their efforts to rebuild a society in which everyone has an opportunity to live in peace and dignity,” the statement added.
Ambassador Bass will oversee U.S. support for Afghanistan’s continued economic and political development, including support for the rule of law and combating all forms of corruption. A main focus of his tenure will be on efforts to bring peace, security, and stability to the country and the region as part of the U.S. South Asia strategy, the statement continued. Ambassador Bass, a career Foreign Service officer with close to three decades in diplomatic service, most recently served as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey (2014-2017) and Ambassador to Georgia (2009-2012). His previous assignments have included positions in U.S. missions in Iraq, Italy, Belgium, and Chad; service on Vice President Cheney’s staff; Chief of Staff and Advisor to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott; and the Executive Secretary for the Department of State and Director of the State Department’s Operations Center, the statement concluded.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has accepted credential of Turkish new ambassador to Kabul.
Passing good wishes of his country’s leading body, the Turkish new ambassador to Kabul offered his credential to President Ghani and expressed happiness about his mission in Afghanistan.
He assured of his country’s continued cooperation with the people and government of Afghanistan, adding that he would make further effort towards further expansion of relations between the two countries.
He further said that he would also try to attract investment of Turkish companies to Afghanistan.
Congratulating Turkish new ambassador on his new mission in Afghanistan, President Ghani praised Turkey for its cooperation with Afghanistan in security, economic, education and all other sectors. The country’s President hoped that in presence of the new ambassador to Kabul relations between the two countries would further expand and Turkey would remain as enduring partner and friend of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs met yesterday with US newly appointed ambassador to Kabul.
In the meeting, the US new ambassador to Kabul considered his country’s relations with Afghanistan as strategic and stressed on execution of the US commitments to Afghanistan. Minister of foreign affairs while considering relations of Afghanistan with the region and world as expanding said opening of door for cooperation with regional and world countries was significant.

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