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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Volesi Jerga members elected the secretary and deputy secretary of the House of People yesterday. 
Chaired by the speaker of the house of People Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi, the house in the second round of elections held for the second secretary between Sayed Jafar Mahdawi and Ahmad Behzad, these two could not attain the votes of the deputies. 
In the third round Ahmad Bahzad by getting 92 votes and Jafar Mahdawi by getting 76 votes could not access the post of secretary. 
Today election will take place between new candidates for its post. 
Meanwhile the election organized for the post of secretary of the House of People between Abdul Sattar Khawasi and Dr. Zahir Sadat, they could not get access to the post and ultimately Abdul Satar Khawasi in the third round by getting 108 votes attained the post of secretary of the house. 
However in the election for the post of deputy secretary between Qais Hassan and Farhad Azimi, in the second round Farhad Azimi by getting 114 votes attained the deputy secretary post.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai left Kabul for a 5-day trip to Turkmenistan and Europe, which will take him to Italy, France and UK, a statement said. 
The president, leading a high level delegation, is scheduled to first land in Ashgabat for a bilateral meeting with President Qurban Quly Berdi-Muharrmedov on issues of mutual interest and enhanced bilateral cooperation, presidential press office said. 
During his stay in Europe, signing the long-term strategic partnership agreements is intended to make the crucial purpose of the president’s visit that seeks to ensure Europe’s continued assistance and cooperation with the Afghan people in their efforts for reconstruction and development, the statement added. 
According to the statement, in Rome, Italy, where the President would start with, he would be meeting with Prime Minister Mario Monti and a number of other high ranking officials including the Speakers of both Houses of the Parliament. 
A long-term partnership document is expected to be signed between the two countries aiming to enhance the areas of Italian assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan. 
The president would then leave Rome for Paris, France, where aside from signing an important strategic partnership treaty, he would meet with president Sarkozy and other senior government officials and is expected to participate at a reception hosted is his honor by French Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Bernard Accoyer. 
In his visit to Paris, the president is also scheduled to pay a visit to an exhibition to display a historic archive of Afghan-French relations.
On Friday evening, the President would be heading to London, where he would meet Prime Minister David Cameron and sign a long-term Afghan-UK cooperation document. 
The president would be attending joint press availability with Prime Minister Cameron followed by a reception hosted by the prime minister, the statement observed. 
Foreign Minister Dr. Rasoul, National Security Advisor Dr. Spanta, Mining Minister, Shahrani, Chief of Staff to the President Abdul Karim Khuram and President’s Spokesman Aimal Faizi are the president accompanying delegation.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The house of people deputies elected Zahir Qadeer as the first secretary of the house in a session chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi yesterday. 
Initially Haji Abdul Qadeer and Katawazi and Zahir nominated themselves to the post of first secretary of the house and as a result of winning 140 votes Zahir Qadeer attained the post. 
Also Ahmad Behzad, Jafar Mehdawai nominated themselves at the post of second secretary but none of them won the confidence of deputies. 
The second round of voting for the post of secretary will take place between Ahmad Behzad and Jafar Mehdawai today. 
Also Abdul Sattar Khawasi, Dr. Zaheer nominated for the post of secretary and Farhad Azimi and Qais Hassan for the post of deputy secretary but they could not win the trust of the deputies so the second round of voting will take place today among them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Prof. Abdul Salam Azimi chief justice and acting chairman of Supreme Court left Kabul for Jakarta, Indonesia where he will attend the conference of the chief justices of the region. 
He is visiting Indonesia on official invitation of the chief justice of Indonesia and he is attending this conference for the first time. 
The conference is expected to debate credibility of judges and relevant improvement to it. 
The chief justice will address the conference that is planned for three days. 
The regional conference of chief justices of the Asia-Pacific countries is organized annually and it discussed issues pertaining to the judicial order in the region.