28 June 2017

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria visited Berlin on 14 June for discussions with his German counterpart, Ursula Von Der Leyen. 
The discussions covered the two countries cooperation in NATO’s Resolute Support training mission in Afghanistan, as well as security and defense in European and the Black Sea region.
Of the 900 soldiers that Georgia has deployed in Afghanistan, 120 are under German command.  Some 2,500 Georgian soldiers have received training in Germany, including 18 in the Fuhrungsakademie der Bundeswehr, the armed forces’ staff college in Hamburg.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) In presence of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, designing and planning contract for construction of administrative complex in Darul Aman area was signed yesterday between minister of urban development Sayed Sadat Mansour Nadiri and deputy and director of Khatib al-Alemi International Company to Afghanistan Ramazan al-Harb.
The Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi said Saturday that the new government complex for the ministries and other government institutions will be built in Dar-ul-Aman area covering hundreds of acres of land.
He said the firm, Khatib-ul- Alami Company, will cooperate with the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, regarding the design of the new complex, assessment of the previous design, and preparation of the master plan for the complex.
Naderi further added that the design work and master plan of the new government complex will be completed over a period of two years.
According to Minister Naderi, the firm will also assist with the skill building, particularly in transfer of knowledge and expertise to the personnel of the program for the construction of the government complex in Dar-ul-Aman Palace.
Meanwhile, the contracting firm promised that the design work of the complex will be completed on time, insisting that the new complex will result into the establishment of momentum for economic cycle in the country.

Sunday June 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan government and media joint committee’s session was held under the chairmanship of Vice President and head of the committee Sarwar Danesh in Kabul.
In the session, vice president first prayed for the souls of martyrs in particular media martyrs in recent terrorist incidents and praised journalists’ federation for its declaration in connection with ways of dealing of media with recent incidents and prevention of connecting recent terrorist attacks with sectarian. Praising Afghanistan government and media society for joint efforts towards improvement of condition of journalists in Afghanistan, Vice President stressed that Afghanistan government was making effort to fulfill its responsibility in connection with maintaining safety of journalists and media as well as investigating violence cases against journalists. Meanwhile, he instructed judicial and security organs to finalize their reviews related to cases of violence against journalists and would soon report it to the committee.
Based on the session’s agenda, representative of MoIA delivered the session the ministry’s report in connection with violence against journalists during the past one month across the country. Based on the ministry’s report, beating case of journalists in Charikar demonstrations, attacking of unidentified individuals on house of provincial director for information and tourism in Parwan, insulting case of editor in chief of Ramz weekly newspaper in Parwan, threatening case of employees of Shahr Radio in Parwan, beating case of BNA journalist in Zabul and threatening of employees of Naseem Radio in Daikundi have been investigated by the MoIA.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Saudi Arabia Charge d’ Affaires to Kabul Mashari al-Arabi called on Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Salahuddin Rabbani in Kabul.
In the meeting, minister of foreign affairs praised Saudi Arabia for its continued cooperation, assistance and effective role in Afghanistan during the past few decades spoke related to recent terrorist incidents resulting in martyring and injuring more than 500 people.
Afterwards, Saudi Arabia Charge d’ Affaires to Kabul extended his deep condolence and sympathy to minister of foreign affairs over recent terrorist incidents in Kabul, adding that his country was seriously condemning such inhuman and brutal attacks.  He also briefed related to joint counter terrorism effort in Islamic countries, problems of these countries and recent political incidents among the Gulf countries.

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