19 July 2018

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Sunday July 8, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with a number of Holy Quran reciters whom have attained high positions in ‘Best Recitation Competitions’ yesterday.
According to BNA report, during a ceremony held in Chahar Chenar Palace, congratulating obtaining high positions to Holy Quran reciters, the President awarded them with honorary certificates. Addressing the participants, President Ghani said “You were the honor of holy religion of Islam whom enlighten our hearts with Holy Quran tune”. The President added based on his commitment, there is no any distance between Arg and Masjid and presence of Ulema in Arg is now really visible in compare with the past. He clarified our creation’s philosophy is Islam and all issues have been mentioned in Holy Quran, Seerat-e-Nabawi, constitution, Ulema views and fatwas, adding legitimacy, governance and people dimension would not take place without holy religion of Islam’s verdicts.
‘There is justice philosophy in holy religion of Islam within which government and nation have gathered around and Islam is a fair system based on honesty and justice’. The President said he has heard the country’s Ulema suggestions and great works would happen in the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs in near future. He added a million volumes of Holy Quran would be distributed throughout the country and based on Ulema suggestions on construction of grand mosques in any provinces of the country, he would step up through domestic revenues.
Appreciating efforts and services made by Qari Barakatullah Salim, head of Afghanistan Holy Quran reciters, the President called him Afghanistan’s honor and pride. During the ceremony, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs Faiz Mohammad Osmani spoke and thanked the President for supporting Holy Quran reciters and reciters. He added holding such programs in Arg is unprecedented. Talking about his ministry’s done works, the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs pointed out on changes in supplying services to Hajjis, reconstruction of masjids throughout the country, arranging laws and regulations, visible decrease in hajjis’ expenditures, standardization of hajjis’ flights and some other related issues.
 

Sunday July 8, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A military base in Afghanistan’s north came under shelling during a visit of the Minister of Defense of Georgia Levan Izoria earlier today, with no casualties reported.
The attack came as Izoria and Chief of General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces Major General Vladimer Chachibaia were visiting the base near the city of Kunduz.
Georgia’s Defense Ministry said two indirect fire shells had landed "near the base” after the high-profile visitors inspected a quick reaction platoon of the IV Mechanised Brigade, based at the location.
No other threat was reported during the visit which continued after all-clear was sounded at the base.
The Kunduz base is used by the platoon of the Georgian brigade’s quick reaction company for their two-week rotation in the Resolute Support peacekeeping mission of NATO.
The Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff were joined by other Georgian commanders and representatives of German armed forces who oversee activities of the Georgian company-sized unit.
Also visiting a military base near the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the Georgian officials and commanders met Brigadier General Wolf-Jürgen Stahl, the German commander of the Northern Command of the peacekeeping mission. Involving a discussion on cooperation between Georgian and German forces, the meeting saw Brigadier General Stahl noting professionalism of the Georgian units and expressing his gratitude for their contribution to the mission.
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Saturday, July 07, 2018

Kabul (BNA) US President Donald Trump is due in Brussels, the Belgian capital, next week to hold ‘a special meeting on Afghanistan’ with NATO Allies.
Trump’s meeting with partner countries on the war-torn country has been scheduled for July 12 on the sidelines of the NATO summit, a senior administration official told reporters during a conference.
The official said the US president as part of his new strategy in Afghanistan would ask allies and partners to extend funding for the security forces.
“And to have a conditions based operation that will provide that we will stay the course in Afghanistan and help the Afghan forces with training and advising to bring peace and stability to that country,” the official said.
“The reason that is so important, of course, is the terrorist networks that have grown in Afghanistan and have been exported to many of our countries as we have seen starting with 9/11 in America, but also European terrorist attacks as well,” the official said.
“And they are sharing the burden for trying to stabilize that area so that we will stop the terrorism from benign exported,” the official said.
 

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Chairwoman of the UN agency in Afghanistan, Ms. Engred Headen, in a meeting with the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani called holding of the parliamentary and presidential elections important for the stability of Afghanistan, BNA reported Friday.
The acting minister also insisted on trust-building and the people participation in the upcoming process, and said a transparent election was a guarantee for the country’s political, security and economic stability and evaluated the responsibility of the electoral monitoring institutions very important, the agency added.
The acting minister also spoke about peace and described it a dire need of the Afghans, if it demonstrates the Afghan people consensus, the agency said.
 

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