18 November 2018

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received Danish Minister of Foreign, Anders Samuelsen at the Gulkhana Palace, a statement from the Presidential Press Office said Monday.
Both sides exchanged views on various issues, including security, peace, reforms, fighting corruption, successfully holding parliamentary elections, education and professional skills, the statement said.
The president thanked the foreign minister for his country’s cooperation with Afghanistan in different fields and within the Results Support Mission and said his country was interested to use the Danish country’s experiences to further develop educational curriculum and professional education, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, the Danish foreign minister congratulated the president and the people of Afghanistan for successfully holding of he parliamentary elections in the country, the statement added.  He said his country was fully ready to continue cooperating with the government and people of Afghanistan in various fields, as well as in the field of professional skills, the statement concluded.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh, the cabinet laws’ committee held session on Sunday, during which draft regulations of public and private partnership, producing and importing explosives and draft amendment of security enterprise’s statute articles were reviewed, BNA reported.
According to the agenda, first, the draft regulation of private and public partnership was presented by the ministry of justice and then, it was reviewed by the meeting’s members.  The regulation has been applied based upon the decree’s article 61 of the law on private and public partnership in four chapters and 66 articles.
On suggestion of the women affairs minister on establishment of further facilities to entrepreneur women, the committee decided that the ministry should specifically present its suggestions in the respect.
During the meeting, the draft regulation of some articles related to security enterprises statute was also discussed, during which it was decided that in cooperation with relevant organs, the draft should be reviewed by the ministry of justice.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arrived in southern Helmand province and met provincial officials on Sunday, BNA reported.
The president, after hearing suggestions and complaints from the officials and elders of the province about lack of markets for their agricultural products, lack of schoolteachers, construction of Kajaki and Farhad dams, activation of Bost Enterprise and the like, said work on Kajaki dam would be started soon and other problems would be addressed through the related organs, the agency said.
He said one of the Turkish companies has pledged to invest on the dam with the cost of $175 million as the dam has been estimated to reserve one billion cubic meter water in the province.
The president as quoted by the agency said the families of martyrs would be provided with aids through a monetary fund in which, he himself would support it from his own budget.
He also asked for enlisting journalists lost their lives in the province in order their families were provided with assistance.
Other suggestions of the provincial official officials, he said would be followed through video conference.
President Ghani lauded the Helmandi people for their mass participation in the election process and said that those creating challenges and obstacle in the process has stood against the law and their president.
According to him, the 215 Maiwand military corps is getting strengthening and reforms are being implemented in the police ranks that would help decrease insecurity all over the country.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with a number of Helmand provincial women representatives and the provincial women director, Qamar Neyazai and called women role in the country’s stability very important, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Sunday.
Challenges and problems facing women in the province were shared with the president who pledged to do more for them and said that a country-wide women Jirga would be held to discuss the women problems as their role, he believed was very significant in the stability of the country.
According to the statement, the president promised to build safe-shelter for women in the province and follow all their suggestions.  The president instructed the provincial governor for providing a list of those women who were able to work at the provincial level and country.  According to another report, the president, at the sideline of his trip to Helmand province met with a number of youth and pledged to use all means possible to do for their empowerment.
“I stand by the youths’ will and would use what is in my power for their empowerment and for employment in the Afghanistan administrations,” the country’s president pledged.  According to the present, all possibilities have been taken in mind for upgrading Helmand to first level and that a standard administrative complex budget has been finalized for the province.

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