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Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Non-Resident ambassador of Ukraine for Afghanistan, Viktor Nikit³uk bid farewell here yesterday to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani.
According to BNA report, FM Rabbani thanked Ukraine for its support and cooperation with Afghanistan and called for the opening of Ukrainian Embassy in Kabul. He also appreciated Nikitivok’s achievements as the non-resident Ukrainian Ambassador for Afghanistan and wished him success in his future endeavors. Nikitivok emphasized further cooperation between the two countries.

Monday November 12, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Addressing a gathering of Bamyan residents during his provincial visit, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the conflict in Afghanistan has complex dimensions and a national mobilization was needed to pass through the ongoing war.
According to presidential press office, the President further added that security in Bamyan is vital for the government and therefore special operations would increase in the neighboring provinces of Bamyan.
In regard to the demands of Bamyan residents, President Ghani said he has signed a decree for the establishment of a special unit of the intelligence forces which will soon start operations.
President Ghani instructed the Chief of Staff of Defense Ministry to finalize a draft for the establishment of a battalion of army in this province.
Thanking Bamyan people’s supporting of Afghan government, President Ghani instructed Land Authority and Ministry of Urban Development and Housing to speed up process of issuing legal documents to public and private townships in the province.
Meanwhile in his remarks, the second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh thanked Bamyan people for considering national interests, civilization and support of the government. “Despite of problems, the government didn’t limit the freedom of expression, but spared no effort to support and expand it.”
The second VP reiterated central province’s demand of balanced development and equal access to all services in the country. “Hazara people want positive engagement with all tribes in Afghanistan and those opposing such move, are no longer representing us.” Meanwhile Bamyan residents demanded construction of airport in Shiber to, for development of tourism sector, security of Kabul-Bamyan highway, asphalting roads connecting Band-e-Amir and Bamyan University as well as extending of electricity to the province.

Monday November 12, 2018 Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Process Zalmai Khalilzad discussed peace process at the presidential office, a statement said yesterday. During the meeting which was also attended by Afghan National Security Advisor and NATO Resolute Support mission Commander in Afghanistan, Khalilzad briefed the president on future plans and programs regarding his second round of trip to regional countries during a meeting which was held on Saturday evening, the statement said. The envoy said that he would share the outcome of his visits with the president after they concluded. The president hailed the efforts of US special envoy for Afghan reconciliation process and said: “We welcome every step which could help Afghan owned and led peace process.” Khalilzad is scheduled to travel to Pakistan, United Arab Emirates and Qater to facilitate Afghan reconciliation process.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Nasir Ahmad Andisha met Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul Mr. Zahed Nasrullah Khan.
The two sides talked about the inauguration of Jenah Hospital in Kabul and related preparations by the concerned authorities.
They also discussed and exchanged views on a range of issues, including diplomatic visas, security measures at the missions of the two countries, as well as legal and consular issues.

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