23 September 2019

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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the Second Vice-President of the country, the meeting of Martyrs Week Commemoration was held discussing security of participants and the organizers, a statement from the second vice-president office said Tuesday.
Mohammad Zia Massoud, who had taken part at the meeting, shared his programs about the Martyrs Week and the security officials provided their report about how well they could take security of the two great events, said the statement.
The meeting focused on prevention of disturbing public order, respecting the country’s national symbols and flag by the participants, when marking the martyr Week, according to the statement.
Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, while chairing the meeting instructed the security organs for firmly taking security plan in order the people could peacefully attend the two Muharram al-Haram and Martyrs’ Week ceremonies, the statement said.

Tuesday September 3, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with members of Provincial Councils’ Coordination Body at Chahar Chenar Palace on Sunday. In the meeting, head of Zabul provincial council Atta Mohammad Haqbayan and head of Parwan provincial council Ghulam Bahauddin Jailani, representing others, spoke and declared their support from the government’s programs, presidential elections and peace program of the country’s President. Sharing problems of their constitutes and home provinces with the country’s President, they asked for further attention to security of members of provincial councils, saying that ministries and government institutions should increase their cooperation and coordination with PC members to address problems of the people. They asserted that they had always made efforts for consolidation of the system, maintaining of security and stability, rule of law and addressing of people’s problems, assuring of any sacrifices in this regard.
Afterwards, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke and congratulated generational change and active role of women in provincial councils, instructed relevant organs for attention to security and safety of members of provincial councils. Stressing on addressing of problems of the people, the country’s President said that 82 members of the provincial councils who have resigned could return their job if they faced no legal issue. He said attention to strengthening local governance was being increased and new structures were being built in this regard. The President called for effective management of development projects in provinces.

Tuesday September 3, 2019
Kabul (BNA) US Special Representative for Afghanistan Peace Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday briefed National Unity Government (NUG) leaders on latest round of Talks with the Taliban representatives.
The separate statements from Presidential Palace and Chief Executive Office said Khalilzad informed the Afghan leaders about the recent talks and assured them of lasting peace across the country. The sources did not give more details about the meeting. Khalilzad met President Ghani and Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah after he arrived from Qatar, where the ninth round of talks ended without a final deal. Earlier, the US envoy tweeted that the US and the Taliban are at the threshold of an agreement- with Taliban that will reduce violence and open the door for Afghans to sit together to negotiate an honorable & sustainable peace and a unified, sovereign Afghanistan that does not threaten the United States, its allies, or any other country.

Monday September 2, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a message has praised leadership of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces for timely responding terrorist attack on Kunduz city and preventing from repetition of another tragedy. According to BNA report, in the message quoting Chief Executive said that Afghan security forces bravely repelled the Saturday night attack of the Taliban group on Kunduz city where the battled left dozens of Taliban dead. “Taliban by killing innocent civilians and launching attacks have shown that they don’t care of ending violence and terrorist acts. Armed opponents by launching such attacks will not get concessions in negotiating table, instead their attacks will further unveil their harsh faces and vicious and terrorist intensions among the people,” the message said. in his message, Chief Executive offered condolence to the families of those including civilians martyred in the incident.

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