24 October 2017

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Friday October 13, 2017
MOSCOW (BNA) Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai met with Assistant Foreign Minister Li Hui in Moscow one day before the SCO Contact Group to highlight Afghan Government’s high expectations from this meeting and seek China’s support them.
These priorities included Afghanistan’s full membership to the SCO, collective actions against terrorists groups, Afghanistan’s economic integration with the SCO countries and support for peace and reconciliation.
Assistant Foreign Minister Hui highlighted Afghanistan’s importance to China as a neighbor and a strategic cooperative partner and pledged to support Afghanistan’s priorities in the SCO Contact Group meeting including full membership of Afghanistan to the SCO, collective actions against terrorist groups, peace and reconciliation and Afghanistan’s economic integration with the SCO countries.

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during a ceremony accepted the credentials of Czech Republic newly-appointed ambassador to Kabul yesterday.
According to information of presidential press office to BNA, the ceremony was held at the presidential palace, President Ghani and new ambassador of Czech exchanged views and discussed on strengthening relations between the two countries, particularly in cultural cooperation.
President Ghani while welcoming new Czech ambassador to Kabul, thanking Czech Republic for its cooperation with Afghanistan in different sectors, the source further added.
Afterward, Czech ambassador expressed happiness over his new mission in Afghanistan, saying to do his best for further tighten relations between the two countries, the source concluded.

Wednesday October 11, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Presided over by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the High session of rule of law and counter official corruption council was held Tuesday evening at presidential palace.
In the session, President Ghani by recalling of approving national anti-corruption strategy appreciated second vice president Sarwar Danesh, Supreme Court, attorney general office and ministry of justice for their efforts in codification of the strategy and stressed on its implementation.
Also, Vice President Sarwar Danesh spoke related to significance of the strategy and suggested that in a decree all government institutions should be obliged to execute the strategy in their offices.
In the session, acting chief of Kabul municipality delivered the session related to modality of protection the municipality’s properties, adding that the municipality was making effort to address city problems, but numerous problems were still preventing them from delivering better services to the people.
General director of high anti-corruption authority Sayed Hussain Fakhri said that contracts which have been conducted by Kabul municipality had particular problems and shortcomings and were not in accordance to procurements law, adding that properties which were given as rents by Kabul municipality were not in accordance to standards.
He stressed on ways for necessary solution of such problems in Kabul municipality.
Head of independent administrative reforms and civil servants commission Ahmad Nadir Nadiri in his speech said that the commission has kicked off work with Kabul municipality, adding that appointment process would be started in Kabul municipality soon after reforms process were reviewed.
The country’s President said that ambiguity which avoided works in Kabul municipality should be addressed and stressed on creating a commission for addressing current issues in the municipality.
President Ghani also added that a plan should be prepared for management of the Kabul municipality’s properties and issues related to the municipality should be referred to attorney general office for further review and decision-making.
The country’s President stressed that there should be transparency in work process, activity and service delivery of Kabul municipality and serious measures should be adopted in clearing of properties.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Kabul (BNA) In a meeting with government spokespersons, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said the system’s trust related to proper giving awareness, BNA reported on Monday.
Stressing on importance of giving awareness on improving relations between the government and nation, Dr. Abdullah said information was not a style to people but their right and the government leadership was committed in the respect, BNA further said.
“People will indeed know the truths, because mass media disclose them, “CE Abdullah added.
Addressing the government spokespersons, Dr. Abdullah said people would believe in you and they expected to hear the realities from you and this is a great responsibility, the agency added.
The CE stressed if the government spokespersons don’t access to real information, they would not only lose their trust but the entire system would go under question, BNA continued.
Dr. Abdullah tasked the local organs administrations to talk about importance of correct information with provincial governors to they pay heed in this regard, the agency quoted the CE as saying.
Besides, representing other participants, Laghman provincial governor spokesperson, Sarhadi Zwak shared their problems demands and needs in a suggesting package.  They asked the CE to pay serious attention on their capacity building, promotion, increasing administrative structures and their needs particularly in other provinces.   Corruption is a hot problems in the country which harms all achievements.  CE Abdullah said, adding proper giving awareness can help the government in fighting corruption.  At the end, CE Abdullah lauded the positive changes in state-run media, press in charges and local organs administration’s offices.

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