03 July 2020

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Kabul (BNA) The fourth technical conference of SAARC ended in Kabul yesterday. 
The conference entitled implementation of SAARC conventions about smuggling and traffic of women and children, and the welfare status of children in the South Asia with the participation of SAARC member’s states was held in Kabul. 
Deputy Minister of labor, social affairs martyrs and disabled Wasel Noor Mohammad asked for establishment of a free of charge telephone line among the SAARC member countries for prevention of trafficking of children and women and to seek smugglers. 
He also noted that the conference decided that two national of each member should be provided training in technology for controlling traffic of women and children. 
He noted that any country having accepted the conventions on child rights should implement it and present a report of its activities to the assigned committee of the SAARC. 
He stressed that this conference decided the activities of this conference is named “prevention of human traffic” and the next conference will be held in Bhutan in the coming year. 
In the fourth SAARC conference that was held in Kabul, the representatives of Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India had taken part. 
The SAARC conference, meeting is held in the SAARC member countries with participation of high level authorities. 
Afghanistan has got its membership in 2007. 
According to Mohammad so far over 6,000 Afghans have been smuggled from the country.

Kabul (BNA) The representatives and elders of Kunduz in their meeting with president Karzai asked for change in the mechanism for peace process. 
They also called holding of the Traditional Loya Jirgah as a great success of the people of Afghanistan and added that members of this jirgah in all its committees acted in a spirit of national consensus and unique coordination existed among them. 
They stressed that signing of any treaty with the US as per the advice of the Loya Jirgah is justified and it is to the interest of the country. 
During the meeting the Kunduz elders shared their views in relations to important national issues and emphasized that the people of Afghanistan understand their interests throughout the country and they are united in ensuring and preserving thereof. 

Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met yesterday with Villy Sovndal, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who said would be attending the upcoming Bonn Conference with a strong message of “continued commitment” to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Minister Sovndal, who is also accompanied by the country’s Minister for Development Cooperation reaffirmed Denmark’s continued support and assistance in a coordinated manner together with UK, to Afghanistan beyond 2014. 
Foreign Minister Sovndal underlined in particular the improvement in Afghan women’s situation as one of the key gains jointly achieved by Afghanistan and international community, and stated his country remains committed to assisting Afghan women and their empowerment. 
The meeting also discussed the topic of economic progress and development, where the Development Minister, Christain Friis Bach spoke about his country’s engagement in Afghanistan to improve health and education sectors and reaffirmed their long term support for the mentioned areas. 
President Karzai thanked Denmark for all its support and contributions to Afghanistan and praised Denmark as one of the countries that stepped in to begin assisting Afghanistan in the very early days of the post Taliban interim administration.

Kabul (BNA)  President Hamid Karzai addressing a member of the Traditional Loya Jirgah representatives from Daikundi, Parwan, Bamyan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni and Kabul declared that during the coming year the budget from dispatching of Afghan students to foreign countries will be increased from USD 5 to 10 million. 
It is said that during the current year 422 12th grad students from the country were sent abroad on the expenses of Afghan government and in the coming year this number will be doubled. 
The ministry of higher education selected 7 12th graduates with higher marks from each province and sends them for higher education to foreign countries and soon a new procedure will be designed for selection of students. 
The president stressed that the only way to salvage Afghanistan from backwardness and move the country towards progress and a prosperous future is to educate the Afghan youth and asked all the elders of the country to assist in encouraging their sons towards attaining education. 
During the meeting Mohammad Hussain Danesh, Ghulam Hussain Ibrahimi, Haidar Ali Ahmadi, Hazrat Mohammad Janan, Khayal Mohammad Hussaini and  Haji Ramazan Hussainzada spoke on behalf of Daikundi, Parwan, Bamyan, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni and Kabul and shared their problems with the president. 
President Karzai assured the members of the traditional loya jirgah that he will instruct the related organs for addressing their problems.