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Monday, January 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan would shut its embassy in Bulgaria and open a mission in Greece in a few months to assist thousand of illegal migrants in that country, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.
The embassy in Athens would open by the end of March to address the problems of Afghans living there, the ministry spokesman told a news conference in Kabul.
Janan Musazai said the embassy in Bulgaria would be closed at the same time.
He said 650 illegal Afghans in Greece were recently issued passports by a delegation of the ministry to hold them return home.
About 50,000 Afghans unlawfully entered Greece every year in the hope of making their way to Europe countries, he added.
However, the spokesman continued, many of them were either jailed or found themselves stranded with no cash and documents.
A large number of the illegal Afghans in Greece repented their mistake and desired to come back to their homeland, he added.

Monday, January 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The constitution ratification week was marked at Kabul Municipality club yesterday.
At a ceremony held on the same occasion, Urban Services Deputy Khwazhman Uloomi, construction and professional deputy Abdul Waheed Waheed and cultural advisor of Kabul Municipality spoke in connection with the importance of constitution and implementation of law in human societies.

Monday, January 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The eight anniversary of constitution was marked at the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriates Affairs yesterday. 
The ceremony was attended by members of the independent commission for supervising implementation of constitution and the leading body of the ministry. 
Dr. Jamahir Anwari minister of refugees and repatriates affairs considered the role of the constitution in the growth and evolution of different spheres of life of the society and added that the people of our country have witnessed ups and downs during the long years but fortunately today it has an elected government and a comprehensive constitution in the light of which each national of the country have equal rights. 
He also considered the constitution as national document and asked the people to try to observe it in their daily lives.

Monday, January 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first meeting of the high commission for struggle against abduction and human smuggling led by Justice Minister Habibullah Ghlib discussed the procedure of the commission. 
The meeting was attended by Ghulam Nabi Farahi acting minister of information and culture, deputy ministers of interior, foreign affairs, hajj and endowment, repatriates and refugees, women affairs and representative of the attorney general office, national security department, human rights independent commission, social and civil foundations. 
Ghulb said that the commission has been formed for assessment of motives of abductions and human smuggling. 
He added that abduction and human smuggling are ugly phenomena and is great crimes that are taking immense victims in Afghanistan and in most instances children and women are taken captive by the criminal groups and their parts of body are traded. 
For this reason this commission is formed to evaluate and address this criminal activity. 
The meeting discussed on prevention of crimes, human abductions, support to the victims especially the women and children, creation of coordination and mutual international cooperation in the struggle against abductions and human smuggling and the participants evaluated the work procedure of the commission and presented their views.