22 July 2019

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Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive (CE) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with members of Mujahideen Solidarity Council here in his residence yesterday, a statement said.
Briefing the council members on peace process and upcoming presidential elections, Dr. Abdullah said Afghans demand durable peace and hoped Doha intra-Afghan dialogue could pave the way for direct Afghan government and Taliban talks, the statement from CE Press office said.
Hinting to council’s request for preservation of Jihad and Resistance.  Museum’s relics, CE Abdullah said that issue had been shared with ministry of defense officials and would never allow any damages to the museum.
Dr. Abdullah went on saying that cleaning of the museum to be done under supervision of the officials, so that damages to be prevented to the Jihad museum, the statement added.

Monday, July 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with German Ambassador to Kabul Peter Prugel, National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib called Doha intra-Afghan dialogue a good start for peace process in Afghanistan.
According to NSA press office, Mohib thanked Germany for facilitating of peace talks in Doha, where Afghans could share their opinions on peace process in the country.
Reiterating his country’s support to Afghanistan, German Ambassador assured continued support of the peace process.  Both sides also discussed next intra-Afghan talks, saying the event would be held in coordination with Afghan government, the statement added.

Sunday July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The National Unity Government leaders condemned the suicide attack in a wedding ceremony in Nangarhar’s Pacheragam district, BNA reported. “The country’s enemies once again committed a crime by attacking a wedding ceremony which resulted to martyring and injuring of a number of our countrymen and women. With carrying such attacks, terrorists cannot achieve anything, but public’s hates,” the President was quoted in presidential statement. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah also condemned the attack, saying the enemies could not tolerate our people’s happiness and sparing no effort to disturb their peaceful life. “Enemies cannot divide us and our people supporting the security forces, as they would take revenge of such shameless attacks,” he said as quoted in a statement. The NUG leaders instructed security organs to do more for arresting of those responsible for such attacks and asked health centers to extend necessary support for those injured. Nine people were martyred and 12 others injured on Friday when a child was used to detonate a suicide bomb in the Pacheragam district of the province, bordering Pakistan.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The second session on follow up of President Ghani’s commitments to province was held yesterday morning with Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair, a statement said.
According to press office of the second VP, the session discussed President’s commitments for Ghazni province and the administrative office of the president briefed the session on findings of a workshop for reviewing of the overall situation of the province and implementation of the president’s commitments for Ghazni people.
According to administrative office of the president, the workshop discussed on equipping of the local security forces, encouraging of women working in security forces of the province, prevention of illegal vehicles, addressing prisoners issues, regaining of lost districts from enemies, arresting of illegal armed men, moving of the Police Headquarter from the public place, timely paying of salaries of the security forces and organizing of capacity building programs for the security forces in Ghazni province.
The officials of the security organs briefed the session on the steps taken so far, saying two districts of the province were recaptured by the security forces as well as programs organized to help improve the capacity of the security forces in the province, the statement added.
Meanwhile the ministries and independent directorates’ officials briefed the session on their activities in line with president’s commitments for Ghazni people, saying progress made on activation of local airport, removing of barriers before establishing of the industrial park, construction, establishing of spring houses and processing factories.
The ministries’ representatives told the session that steps were also taken for extension of electricity to the province, addressing education challenges in the provinces as well as developing of the master plan of the Ghazni city.
Praising the organs’ activities and programs for Ghazni, the meeting said a number of president’s commitments have been implemented but some remained due to insecurity and lack of proper budget.
According to the statement, the meeting also asked the ministries and independent directorates to submit their activity reports to the administrative office of the president.
The meeting also asked security organs to do more for security of highways and roads connecting districts with capital of Ghazni province.

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