19 July 2018

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Monday, July 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Led by Uzbek Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov, a high-level delegation of the Republic of Uzbekistan called on Afghanistan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar and discussed bilateral relations and relevant issues.
In the meeting, national security advisor praised Uzbekistan for its cooperation and creativities in the field of peace, stability and economic development of Afghanistan.
Atmar regarding cooperation of Uzbekistan with Afghanistan as significant particularly in exploring peaceful ways for Afghanistan dispute, asking the country for its further role in this regard.
He also regarded holding the Tashkent conference as key step towards expansion of regional relations and peace in the region and stressed on implementation of all decisions made in the respective conference.  In the meeting, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov said that his country was fully ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in peace process.  He briefed the Afghan side efforts made by his country’s political leadership.
Stressing on including of Afghanistan in regional cooperation and relations, the Uzbek minister of foreign affairs added his country would support Afghanistan in all regional issues and decisions.
 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) CE, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with Uzbek Foreign Minister, Abdul Aziz Kamilov at the Spidar Palace, said a new chapter has been opened in relations between the two countries, his office said in a statement, Sunday.  The CE, according to the statement, welcomed the efforts of the new leadership of Uzbekistan for improving relation between the two countries and said: “A new chapter of relations has been opened in the two countries’ relations,” the statement said.
The Uzbek foreign minister also spoke about improving relations between the two countries, under the new leadership and said the positive changes in the two countries relations would be in the interest of welfare, security and stability of the region.
“Uzbekistan is ready to play effective role in the Afghan peace talks,” the foreign minister assured.
The country’s chief executive praised the Uzbek foreign minister’s peace plan and said any move resulting in peace and stability in his country would be appreciable, the statement added.
According to the statement, regional and economic relations and increase of joint scientific-cultural cooperation of the two countries, have also been discussed between the two sides in the meeting.
 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would host the international conference of Muslim scholars on peace and stability in Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Jeddah and Makkah next week on July 10th and 11th, OIC statement said on Sunday.
“the conference, which will be attended by leaders of religious scholars in Afghanistan and a select group of Muslim scholars from around the world, is aimed at assisting efforts to achieve peace and stability in Afghanistan and to condemn terrorism and violent extremism in all their forms and manifestations within the framework of the teachings of the true Islamic religion,” the statement continued.
On the occasion, OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen highly commended the efforts made by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosues King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
The opening session of the conference, which will be held at the Palais des Congress in Jeddah, will mark the inaugural addresses of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosting the conference, the secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the representative of the scholars. The first plenary session will be entitled ‘Reconciliation in Islam” The role of scientists in bringing peace and stability in Afghanistan’, in which the moderator will be Dr. Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Sudais, the head of the Holy Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.  This session would be presented by Sheikh Mohammad Ismail Labib, deputy director of the Islamic University in Kabul.
The second plenary session will be held under the title “Islam’s position on terrorism and violent extremism,” chaired by Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Allam, Mufti of the Egyptian Diwan.
The final session of the conference, which is based on the decisions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC member states, is to be held at the Makkah Guest House, where the declaration on the consolidation of peace and stability in Afghanistan would be adopted.
 

Monday, July 09, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a message has condoled the demise of one of Herat’s elders Arbab Sayed Ahmad Khan Alokozay.  As a good and social figure, Arbab Sayed Ahmad Khan Alokozay fulfilled lots of services to his people and country.  His death was a big loss for the country, the message added.
In his message, the country’s president offered his deep condolence and sympathy to the deceased family, friends and the people of Herat and wished paradise to the deceased and patience to the remained.
 

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