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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The educational, management and leadership seminar for attorneys of the country was held by the attorney general office in Kabul. 
Mohammad Ishaq Alko the attorney general addressing the seminar of center and provinces said that you have your problems with the smugglers, terrorists and powerful and you are required to have stiff struggle them. 
He added that during the current year had problems with the parliament and he had to struggle. 
Regarding the problems in the Kabul Bank he said that several US dollars have been recovered from the people. 
He also mentioned of the structure of the attorney general office in provinces and called it an achievement and asked all the attorneys to be honest and always consider their conscience as their judge and act transparently. 
General Ueka head of the European Union told the seminar that security ensures in a society when law rule that society and hopefully some measures have taken in this respect. 
According to him the security forces have been upgraded considerably and the main factor for security is justice and assured of EC’s cooperation. 
Abdul Wakeel Ameni, deputy attorney general in commercial, administrative and trade affairs told the participants of the seminar that such seminars are useful for the attorneys that should be utilized in the best manners. 
According to him the attorney general office is focusing attention towards educational level of the attorneys and such courses will also be organized in province. 
The seminar assisted by the EC will continue for three days.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai chaired a meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Presidential Office in which Kabul air pollution which is increasing during the winter and discussed immediate measures by the related organs and informed the CM on their accomplishments. 
President Karzai informed the CM on start of practical work on Afghan-India strategic treaty and issued instructions to the government organs that as per the strategic agreement, to start their practical work on implementation of the agreement and instructed the foreign ministry to cooperate with the line ministries in this respect and assist in formation of the cooperation council between New Delhi and Kabul that will be lead by the foreign ministers of the two countries. 
Mohammad Yaseen Usmani advisor to the presidential office in financial, control and inspection and periodical head of the supervisory committee and assessment of struggle against corruption informed the CM on implementation of the presidential decree and added that the committee consisting of six members which officially started its work on the 15th of Sour month, had organized meetings with the higher authorities, representatives of organs and international donor institutions in Afghanistan, head of civil society and trade and this way had its achievements namely confirmation of four strategic documents for struggle against corruption, verifying of 22 main domestic and foreign factors affecting corruption and developing of proposals aimed at eradication of corruption in the strategic, tactical, working and operational spheres. 
He mentioned the following proposals:
1.  Duplication in the strategies against corruption by the national and international foundations,
2. Problems in some provisions of consume and procurement laws including the article 23 and 27 of the law on costumes.
3. Activities of those working on commissions in costumes house.
4. Non-prevention of import of low quality goods.
5. Non-existence of follow up authority of cases by the administration for struggle against corruption in the attorney general offices.
6. Problems emanating from usurpation of land and the factor for such practices.
7. Duplication of supervision foundations in costume’s affairs.
8. Non-availability of standard bidding conditions in the procurement process. 
The CM after debating these issues, instructed the government organs to take into account the mentioned proposals of the administration and advised the administration affairs department and secretariat of the CM to organize a meeting in presence of the President of the country, Supreme Court, attorney general, head of the supervision of implementation of the strategy against corruption, head of the national security department, head of the administration reforms department, and head of the control and inspection to discuss and verity their tasks in a joint meeting. 
The acting minister of transport and civil aviation proposed formation of the security department in the ministry’s units. 
The proposal mentioned that in order to ensure the security of domestic and foreign fights and  passengers at the Kabul international airport in accordance with the laws of international civil aviation in 2009 a contract was concluded with the UAE and this has been extended for another six months. 
The CM after discussing this proposal instructed the ministry to extend the contract with the UAE and further review the proposal and report back to the CM. 
In another part of the CM session the acting minister of communication and information technology along with the administrative deputy minister of interior informed the CM on the creation of electronic identity system and added that printing and distribution of the national identity card is a national project that was debated in the CM meetings, but due to technical and political problems it is not completed yet. 
Now after meetings and measures this problem is being resolved so practical steps are taken in that direction. 
The CM decided that the technical committee of the two ministries led by administrative deputy minister of interior adopts preparatory measures for distribution of the national identity cards.  
Acting minister of public health proposed building of a provincial hospital in center of Bamyan with financial support of Iran. 
It is expected that this hospital be built in the name of Imam Khumeini on an area of 9 jirib of land with the total cost of USD 16 million and Iran shall take up its management for the coming ten years. 
The CM decided that the ministry of public health after obtaining the agreement of ministry of information and culture reach an agreement on construction and management of the hospital by Iran. 
The minister of justice informed the CM on the decision of the Supreme Court pertaining to issuing of permission for renting of residential areas and government shops which was confirmed in order to observe human rights and to encourage trade.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) General Abdul Rahim Wardak Minister of Defense in his meeting with the Italian Defense Minister discussed regional and Afghanistan’s issues, especially the Western provinces, development of national army, preparedness for transition of security to the Afghan security forces and success of this process. 
General Wardak said that the Afghan forces are ready to successfully achieve the second phase of the security transition, however, he reiterated on the equipping of national army with the standard arms, to be able to have the ability of ensuring its domestic and external security of the country after 2014. 
The Italian, Defense Minister said that we will cooperate with the Afghan national in the long-term and this cooperation will continue after 2014 as well. 
Both of them assessed the effectiveness of understanding between Italy and Afghanistan in the long-term and they reiterated the continued cooperation to the interest of the region as well.

Monday, December 19, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasuol Minister of Foreign Affairs in his meeting with the Italian defense minister congratulated him on his appointment as defense minister of Italy and thanked Italy for its assistance in reconstruction of Afghanistan and sacrifices of the Italian soldiers for ensuring of security in Afghanistan. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasuol said that staying of two kings of Afghanistan in Italy indicates historic ties between the two nations. 
The Italian ambassador expressed pleasure over his visit to Afghanistan and to the west of the country to meet Italian soldiers and pledged his country’s commitments during the process of security transition to the Afghan forces and during the 2015-2024 and added that in addition to the Herat Airport Italy will assist in training of national army officers and cooperate in other spheres. 
He added that the people of Italy loves Afghanistan and understands that a secure and peaceful Afghanistan indicate peace and security in Italy. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasul welcomed the proposal of Italy for conclusion of a long-term strategic treaty with Afghanistan and both expressed the hope that this document will be finalized and signed between the two nations in the near future. 
It is said that the draft of the long-term treaty between two nations was handed by the Italy’s embassy in Kabul to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.