24 February 2020

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Saturday, February 08, 2020
Kabul (BNA) The National Security Advisor of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Hamdullah Mohib led the Senior Security Leadership Meeting on Thursday, a statement from the NSC office said.
The meeting discussed problems of the Afghan refugees in Turkey and the future security and operation plans of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, the statement added.
Deputies of the ministries of foreign affairs as well as the refugees and returnees briefed the meeting on problems of the Afghan refugees and detainees in Turkey and their dignified return to Afghanistan.
They said the Afghan refugees, asylum seekers and detainees have inappropriate living conditions in Turkey and must receive better judicial, educational and health services.
The meeting discussed inking of a joint statement and establishment of a joint judiciary commission with the republic of Turkey which will help the Afghan refugees and detainees and pave the road for joint and independent action against the human trafficking.
The meeting also discussed the future plans of ANDSF leading to full preparations and a crackdown on the enemies, according to the statement.

Saturday, February 08, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh and his office staffs at the presidential palace on Thursday, a statement said.
During the meeting, the second Vice President spoke related to nation building, good governance, support of the private sector, fair participation and strengthening of the status of women in the system, activities of the Second Vice President office sub committees and cultural activities of the Andisha Foundation, the statement from the presidential press office said.
Subsequently, Mohammad Sarwar Sajadi, chief of staff at the Second Vice President Office, Mohammad Hedayat and Dr. Baqeri briefed the president on the administrative, scientific, political, social and cultural activities of the Second Vice President office, according to the statement.
Hearing their reports, President Ghani spoke about the Afghan government's work over the past five years, notably expanding and strengthening relations with countries in the region and around the world in various fields.
The president also spoke about changing the culture of governance, balanced development, government programs on water management, investment in natural resources, paying attention to the value chain, the regional importance of Afghanistan, self-sufficiency, supporting the status of women in the system, creating a shared culture in order to addressing discrimination, building trust, focusing on local governance, and working to strengthen the national vision of peace, the statement added.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with the Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan, Mr. Nicolas Kay said the organization would continue its military presence and cooperation with Afghanistan, a statement from the CE office said Friday.
The ambassador during a meeting with the CE at the Sapidar Palace, shared information about his recent trip to the NATO headquarters in Brussels, with Dr. Abdullah and said that until the restoration of peace and stability in Afghanistan the organization would continue military presence and cooperation with the country, the statement quoted.
He also said NATO also supports the ongoing US-led peace efforts, according to the statement. Both sides also exchanged views about peace negotiation and process of addressing the electoral complaints.
Another report said the CE’s separate meeting with the Indian ambassador, Mr. Vinay Kumar and spoke about the two countries’ relations, peace efforts and the presidential election.

Saturday, February 08, 2020
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani heard findings from a delegation sent to investigate into the murder of Amir Sattar, a former Jihadi commander, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Friday.
During a meeting attended by first deputy State Builder electoral team, Amrullah Saleh and National Security Advisor, Dr. Hamdullah Moheb, at the Gulkhana Palace, head of the delegation, Gen. Salim Ibrahi- mi and other members met with the country’s president and shared their findings about the former Jihadi commander’s killing, according to the statement.
Amir Sattar, the former jihadi commander in the country’s central province of Parwan and a supporter of President Ghani’s State Builder electoral team, was killed during an intelligence forces operation in Khair Khana area of the capital Kabul early January. President Ghani, after hearing its findings about the death of Amir Sattar thanked the delegation members for their serious efforts, coherence and unanimity in their views.
“Your suggestion and views are very important and the government would concentrate on your findings,” said the president. For further details on the case, the president directed that the delegations’ findings should also be shared with the relevant organs, including the national security directorate and the ministry of interior to be given appropriate responses.
The delegation said it had tried to investigate the operation from various aspects as per the country’s laws, so the issue was cleared in the light of interviews with the elders, eye witnesses and the victims, the statement quoted.
The findings should also be shared with justice and judicial departments for justice, besides security organs, said the president. According to the statement, the delegation would share its findings soon with people through a press conference.

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