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Monday, March 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) U.S. State Department Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells arrived today in Kabul to participate in the opening of the U.S. Afghan Civilian Assistance Review.
The Review will strengthen Afghan institutions and promote Afghan self-reliance, and is an element of the investment the U.S. makes in the social and economic development of Afghanistan.
During her visit, Wells will meet with state holders of the September 28 Afghan Presidential Elections to learn about ongoing preparations and underscore U.S. commitment to a transparent and efficient presidential elections process.  She will meet with men and women from civil society to hear their views on peace and reaffirm U.S. support for a peaceful, stable Afghanistan.  She will also celebrate Ramadan at an Iftar with Afghan civil society leaders.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells will meet with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and a variety of other Afghan leaders and civil society figures.

Sunday May 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Salahuddin Rabbani, minister of foreign affairs in a farewell meeting with outgoing Finnish ambassador to Kabul Hannu Ripatti praised Finland for its support to Afghanistan and thanked the outgoing ambassador for his cooperation in consolidation of relations between Afghanistan and Finland. Ripatti also considered his memory of Afghanistan as good and persistent.

Sunday May 12, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Muhib met with South Korean ambassador to Kabul Rhee Zha Hyoung yesterday.
According to BNA report, in the meeting they discussed Afghanistan peace process, mutual cooperation including security issues, trade, and education and development projects. Dr. Muhib praised South Korea for cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields, stressing on strengthening of further relations. The South Korea ambassador said that his country was supporting the Afghan peace process led and owned by Afghans, assuring of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG) separately met with U.S. and Australian Ambassadors to Afghanistan and discussed various issues, his office said the other day.
At the Spidar Palace, Dr. Abdullah and the U.S. Ambassador John Buss spoke about the upcoming presidential election, peace negotiations and the recent security changes in the country, said the statement.
Both sides also condemned the recently claimed Taliban suicide bombing that targeted an NGO office in Kabul, according to the statement.
The CE also, in his meeting with the Australian Ambassador, also discussed peace and the latest changes in security, as well as bilateral relation between the two countries, said the statement from the Spidar Palace.

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