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Thursday, July 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday renamed the Kandahar airport after Ahmad Shah Abdali airport besides naming a square after ex-police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq, a statement from the presidential press office said yesterday.
Heading a high-level delegation, President Ghani arrived in the southern province on Wednesday morning.  The president inaugurated the airport after renaming it as Ahmad Shah Abdali airport. “I want this airport to become a commercial hub,” the president said.”
According to President Ghani, Kandahar products would be exported to Gulf, Europe and other countries through this airport.
The president also named a newly constructed square and road to the airport after Abdul Raziq, who was martyred in a terrorist attack last year.
Governor Hayatullah Hayat, police chief Gen. Tadin Khan and other provincial officials were present at the inauguration ceremony.
The road inaugurated yesterday 16.4 kilometers long a 69.2 meters wide.  It was built at a cost of 2.8 billion Afghanis from the government’s development budget.
The president also inaugurated solar power network with capacity to produce 30 megawatts of electricity.  The project costed of $39 million.

Thursday, July 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A large number of elders, dignitaries, Ulamas, lecturers of universities and youth of Daikundi and its districts called on Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh yesterday.
At the meeting attended by Mohammad Zahir Qalakzada, Khadem Hussain Ihsani, Habibullah Hashimi, Haji Mujahid Jaraf, Haji Mahmoud Hamkar, Fatema Akbari, elders, dignitaries and youth of various parts of the province, the participants by praising the second vice president for his efforts and commitment in various political, social, academic and cultural sections added national and good policies of the second vice president have caused that the people started supporting his national programs within the national unity government.
After hearing their demands and suggestions, second vice president Sarwar Danesh by pointing to the 15th establishment anniversary of Daikundi province congratulated the occasion to all the people of the province, stressing on further attention of the people to seeking knowledge and education.
“15 years ago on this month, Daikundi was declared as a province after continued efforts of all elders and political figures.” Danesh said, adding that unprecedented progress has been made in various fields such as education, higher education, development and health in the province.
Stressing on further awareness of the people in selection of their destiny, second vice president said elections were the only way for creating order and political stability in the country, hoping that the people would take active part in all political process.

Thursday, July 4, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with US ambassador to Kabul John Bass.
In the meeting, US ambassador expressed hope that the 7th round of talks between US delegation and Taliban negotiators in Qatar would end with goo outcome and be the starting point for the intra-Afghan dialogue.
He said that the US side in Qatar talks was stressing on agreement on four key issues included in 7th round of the tals and no issue would be lonely agreed.
Acting minister of foreign affairs briefed related to his recent visit to Germany and that country’s role in Afghanistan peace process.
Both sides also discussed the upcoming presidential elections and the intra-Afghan dialogue set to be held on 7-8 July by joint initiative of Qatar and Germany in Doha.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Kandahar (BNA) President Ghani at the head of a delegation left Kabul for Kandahar province.
President Ghani is expected to open several development projects in Kandahar including the largest solar power plant.
President of the country will also talk with the elders of Kandahar province and local authorities on the process of reconstruction and fight against terrorists.
BNA correspondent reported from Kandahar city, security has intensified in Kandahar province on the eve of the visit of the president.
T. Yarzada

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