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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Institution of Women Studies for Peace released its fourth parliamentary annual report, BNA said Tuesday.
In a meeting attended by a number of house members and civil society activists and Kabul university students held in Kabul University compound, the deputy of the entity, Murghalara Mayar provided details about their findings that the country’s parliament has held 89th session, out of which 55 had been with no eligible curriculum, said the agency. She added the main curriculum was the membership of up to 125 house representatives in the sessions, and confirmed presence of the house members by 52 percent and their absence 48 per cent, the agency quoted.
According to Mayar, the house of people has approved 27 laws and 26 international conventions since Hoot 1394 to Qaus 1395 (solar year.)
She enumerated continued absence of some of the house members, linguistic and tribal discriminations in approving laws, lack of profession of some members, lack of separation, flap of role among the three forces’ responsibilities and authorities among the challenges the house faced while approving the law, according to the agency.
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Abu Dhabi/Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan’s acting minister of foreign affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani who is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for expressing sympathy discussed recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, where five of the friendly country’s diplomats have been killed, his office said in a statement the other day.
According to the statement, both sides discussed some key issues including terrorism threat, with the country’s acting foreign minister in a meeting with his UAE counterpart, Shaikh Abdullah Ben Zayed Ale Nehyan called terrorism a common threat for the two countries.
“Afghanistan is since long victimized by terrorism and the killing of five UAE diplomats along with two Afghan lawmakers, two diplomats and a number of local people in the recent Kandahar indicates that terrorism and extremism are common threats of both nations,” said the acting foreign minister adding such incidents would help both countries’ people strengthen their will in war on terrorism.
Rabbani vowed that the government of Afghanistan would launch investigation into the incident and would share information with the UAE step by step, said the statement.
UAE foreign minister, Shaikh Zayed Ale Nehyan thanked his Afghan counterpart for his sympathy, on behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, and said both nations are brothers and the recent incident would never disturb relation between the countries, said the statement.
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with members of Maidan-Wardak provincial council on Tuesday, during which variety of issues were discussed, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, calling role of Maidan-Wardak provincial council’s members important in ensuring security and creating solidarity among the people, the second vice-president stressed that they should do their main responsibility in ensuring public interests, growing regional development and supervision of local administrations’ activities.
In the meeting, the participants briefed the vice-president about their problems in the province, including lack of security on transit routes, unbalanced development projects and unfair government appointments, the statement added.
Second Vice-President said that ensuring security was the government priority and called people and local administrations cooperation in this regard important, the statement continued.
He also stressed that the government of national unity is decisive to implement justice and balance in administrative units and government appointments.
 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in his meeting with US Central Command Chief, Gen. Joseph Votel and discussed some key issues including security and Afghan forces capability, a statement from his office said the other day.
Basic works had been started to restore reforms in the country’s national security forces and until the completion of the process, there was a need for presence of the US troops alongside domestic forces, said Dr. Abdullah.
He asked some regional countries to avoid supporting Taliban as terrorism and violence in general were in the interest of the nations, the statement added. Gen. Joseph Votel lauded the country’s security forces capability and expressed all out military support to the country’s security and defense forces, said the statement quoting him expressing hope about the development of the country’s air-force.
He said joint work had priority to him and emphasized that joint effort would follow better future, according to the statement.
 

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