29 March 2017

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson at the US Department of State, Washington DC, the MoFA said in a statement.
At the outset, FM Rabbani counted the holding of Ministers of the Global Coalition Meeting on the defeat of ISIS as a timely and beneficial meeting and besides thanking the United States Secretary of State for hosting the aforementioned meeting, talked regarding the Afghan government’s concern level from the existence and activities of ISIS in Afghanistan and the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces achievements in combating ISIS in Afghanistan, the statement said. Later on, Secretary Tillerson counted the existence of ISIS in various countries of the world as a common threat for all countries and emphasized the need for cooperation between the world countries on countering ISIS in all areas. Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS member countries should collaborate by sharing information and coordinating necessary measures in the battlefield as well as in other areas with ISIS, he added.
Both sides discussed the relations and cooperation outlook between the two countries as well as the political, security, economic, and conditions and peace process of Afghanistan.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan as the new governor of western Farah province, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday.
Jahan was referred to the post of governor by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and the president approved his appointment, the statement said.
Jahan earlier worked as National Directorate of Security (NDS) director in Ghazni province and remained representative of Ghazni in Wolesi Jirga.
He replaced Mohammad Asif Nang who serves as Farah governor to more than two years.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The government of Afghanistan has strongly condemned a terror attack near Britain parliament that killed five people and injured few others, the Presidential Palace said on Thursday.
“On behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, I strongly condemn the terrorist attack near British parliament which claimed few lives and injured few others and also offering my condolence to the victims’ families,” President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in a statement.
Describing terrorism as common threat to the human being, to the region and to the world, President Ghani said in the statement that fighting terrorism requires strong willing of international community and its support to target and destroy terrorists’ sanctuaries elsewhere in the world.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said the policy of domestic agricultural products consumption would be expanded from the defense ministry to other government institutions to help generate markets for domestic production, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Friday.
The president expressed the view during a meeting with some farmers from Paktika, Khost, Paktia and Logar provinces who called on him here at presidential palace, the statement added.
Agriculture Minister Asadullah Zamir said the ministry had expanded its development projects to the districts and villages, adding earlier, the agenda for the expansion of agriculture was limited to the provincial capitals.
President Ghani assured the farmers that development projects initiated by the agriculture ministry would be implemented in their provinces this year. The president hailed hard work of the farmers in current critical situation of the country and termed the farmers the real sons of the motherland.
“We are becoming more independent with every additional piece of land that you grow. Every woman who works in bee farming or poultry farming is in fact playing key role in the development of Afghanistan,” the president said as quoted in the statement.
Speaking on behalf of farmers, Dr. Shah Mahmood, thanked the president for his support to the farmers and said in the past two years huge difference has been noticed in the development of agriculture in the southeastern provinces of the country. He said if the agriculture products sold on reasonable prices, it will help generate jobs and eradicate militancy and poppy cultivation.
Zia Gul, representing women farmers in the meeting, hailed development took place in the fields of bees farming, poultry farming and creation of agriculture farms in Logar province. She demanded more active role of women in agriculture sector, the statement added.

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