23 May 2017

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has paid a visit to Badakhshan to appreciate Afghan national defense and security forces for achievements, efforts and heroisms shown against domestic and foreign terrorists.
During his visit to the province, the country’s chief executive said that leading body of national unity government was praising security forces for efforts towards defending the country and maintaining security.
Stressing on need for clearing Badakhshan from presence of domestic and foreign terrorist groups, Dr. Abdllah said terrorist groups have suffered heavy casualties in recent military operations launched by Afghan security forces, praising local security officials for taking timely step towards retaking Zebak district of the province.
In his visit to the province, the country’s chief executive opened construction work of 108 km Baharak-Ashkashem transit route costing $98 million and would extend to Tajikistan.
In meetings with local officials and people in Faizabad, capital city of Badakhshan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah reviewed problems and challenges and issued necessary instructions in this regard.
 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attack on deputy of Islamic department for Afghanistan Sciences Academy Saifur Rahman Stanekzai and martyred him while he was on way to mosque.
“Terrorists respect no religions and laws.  By conducing terrorist attacks on ulema, national figures, women and children, terrorists will never reach their goals and cannot disappoint our countrymen from their future”, President Ghani said.
The country’s President added that for suppressing and foiling plans of terrorist groups, justified effort of the country’s brave security and defense forces would continue against those groups until they were rooted out or submitted to justice.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani extended deep condolence and sympathy to family of martyred Saifur Rahman Stanekzai, Afghanistan S Sciences Academy and men of culture of the country, wishing paradise to martyred Stanekzai.
 

Saturday May 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President, Sarwar Danesh met with Germany Chargé d’Affaires in Afghanistan, Ulrich Ernst the other day, during which both sides discussed variety of issues particularly holding elections and peace process, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
According to the agency, thanking the Germany government cooperation over the last more than a decade with the government and people of Afghanistan, second vice-president stressed on tightening relations between the two countries. On election process, VP Danesh said however some achievements have been made on holding elections, but still the final decision has not been taken in this regard, the agency added. He said the government of Afghanistan was stressing on holding electronic election process, through which the process transparency would be ensured. In the meeting, Germany Chargé d’Affaires while stressing on bolstering mutual relations assured of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan.
 

Saturday May 13, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Cabinet meeting with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on the chair held session the other day, his office said in a statement.
According to the statement, speaking on increased coordination in the unity government, the president said the government of national unity has always made effort to change war into peace. The president added today, we need unity and national unity and the government would continue its works with complete coordination until holding next presidential elections, the statement added. Lauding the Afghan security forces’ bravery and sacrifices in defending the people and country, the president thanked the ministry of interior for introducing some corrupt people to the court, the statement continued. The president added the government should provide equal opportunities to all citizens when it came to in appointments which he said must not be based on ethnic and racial lines. In compliance with the Law on Access to Information, the people reserved the right to know how the appointments were made, he said. Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, while endorsing the president’s remarks, said the national unity government (NUG) had been established based on necessity and it was a landmark decision. CE Dr. Abdullah said the unity government took charge at a time when coalition forces had withdrawn from Afghanistan and people had been facing with problems. The unity government on one hand defended the country and the people and on the other continued its efforts in various spheres, Dr. Abdullah said. The unity government would walk the way that served the Afghan people with unity and coordination, he added. The cabinet meeting has also approved in principle the Chabahar port agreement implementation plan, the statement said. The statement added that implementation plan of Chabahar agreement was approved in principle after it was presented to the meeting by deputy finance and administrative minister of the Ministry of Transportation of Afghanistan. The plan includes awareness of the private sectorregarding the materials of the agreement, meeting with the Ministries of Finance, Commerce and Industries, Public Works, Interior, and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries to specify the challenges and issues for the implementation of the plan and finding solutions for it. ARG Palace said the plan presented by the Ministry of Transportation also includes establishment of a committee to follow the programs, establishment of parking along the routes, and establishment of representative offices in Zahidan and Chabahar of Iran. The cabinet of ministers instructed the Ministry of Transportation to establish coordination among the related ministries and government institutions for the implementation of the plan.
 

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