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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has briefed Kabul based foreign diplomats about the recently concluded five day consultative Loya Jirga, a MoFA statement said.
The historic peace summit ended on Friday with 32, 00 delegates from across Afghanistan demanding an immediate and permanent ceasefire.
The Foreign Ministry in a statement on Monday said foreign diplomats based in Kabul were briefed and provided information about the decisions of the Loya Jirga.
The briefing was presided over by acting minister and deputy foreign minister for political affairs Idrees Zaman.
High Peace Council secretary and Loya Jirga convention commission Chief Omar Daudzai was also present on the occasion.
Zaman provided detailed information to the foreign diplomats about the Loya Jirga’s significance, participants and decisions.  Questions posed by the diplomats were also answered, the statement said.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh in a meeting of introducing the law on protection of child rights held the other day spoke and considered the law as a founding key for a sound and safe society.
“In the past one and half decades, Afghanistan government has taken big and successful steps towards providing proper legal pavement for protection of child rights in the country,” Danesh said.
He considered the law as the most comprehensive, saying that all terms and key words in the respective law have been clearly defined.
Second vice president added that it was the most comprehensive law that has been codified in 16 chapters and 108 articles that were fully in accordance to international conventions as well as verdicts and teachings of Islam.
Exploiting of child, molesting the child and others are some cases that have been clearly defined and forbidden in the law.
According to another report, second vice president met with Karn Kecker, US deputy chief of mission to Kabul the other day.
In the meeting, both sides discussed successfully holding Peace Consultative Jirga and peace talks with the Taliban group.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has condemned in the strongest term the terrorist attack on Baghlan police head-quarter where a number of the country’s brave security and defense personnel were martyred and wounded.
The country’s President said that terrorists by their criminal attack martyred a number of brave sons of this land even on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of blessing and avoiding bloodshed.
President Ghani stressed that the country’s national defense and security forces would strongly fight these targeting innocent Afghans and damaging public infrastructures.
The country’s President offered deep condolence and sympathy to the victim families, wished paradise to martyrs of the incident and gave necessary instructions to relevant officials for treatment of those injured in the incident.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Kabul (BNA) US envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has welcomed telephonic conversation between President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a tweet.
“Pleased to see PM @AshrafGhani spoke today,” the US envoy tweeted after the two leaders spoke on phone and discussed the Afghanistan peace process and regional connectivity.
Khalilzad said both leaders said they prized the economic dividend peace could bring, especially the potential gains from regional connectivity and integration. “That’s a common vision that can truly propel the region forward.”
In their Sunday’s conversation, President Ghani and Pakistani Imran Khan agreed to capitalize on the true economic potential of the two countries for assured socio-economic development, alleviation of poverty, and welfare of the two peoples.

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