23 September 2019

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Sunday September 1, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Presidential Palace in a statement condemned Taliban’s attack on northern city of Kunduz here yesterday.
According to BNA report, the statement said that Taliban once again targeted civilians and public places and wanted to deteriorate the situation in the city, but received a harsh and timely response and their attacks were repulsed by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). “Taliban once again showed their enmity with people and their intension for continuation of war with targeting the civilians, public and welfare places, that statement added. Condemning the attack, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said protecting the people and their properties were the main priority and government was committed in this regard. The President, as quoted in the statement, went on saying that Taliban’s recent move was contrary to their leaders’ stance in Doha, adding Afghan people want peace and ending of war. Thanking Afghan forces’ timely response to attack in Kunduz, the President said ANDSF were the true sons of the soil that have always sacrificed themselves to protect their people.

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Charge D’ Affaires of the embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China, Wang Daxue called on Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Idrees Zaman, a MoFA statement said yesterday.
The meeting focused on issues related to the bilateral ties, Daxue thanked the Deputy Minister for availing time for the meeting, reiterating his country’s commitment to the two country’s ties.
Deputy Minister Zaman commended the ties between the two friendly neighbors, highlighting China’s role in regional harmony.  The two sides discussed and exchanged views on a range of issues of mutual interest, the statement added.

Saturday August 31, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by the country’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the meeting of the Commander-in-Chief was held discussing security of Ashura Ceremony and the Martyrs Week, BNA reported the other day.
At the meeting attended by the country’s Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, the security officials shared their plan for security of the Ashura ceremony and the Martyrs Week, with the president who urged them to seriously focus on the two great days’ security, the agency said. The country’s president said the security institutions should coordinately work with the people commission, so that a firm plan to be taken for the security of the Ashura Day and the Martyrs Week, the agency quoted.

Saturday August 31, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The Presidential Press Office has reacted to a statement titled “Defenseless Defenders” and released by the Amnesty International, the other day.
The statement said that how the government of Afghanistan has repeatedly failed to investigate into the attacks on human rights activists and that they were operating in a dangerous environment. The report said in 2015, in the eastern part of the country, two staff members of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle was trapped by conflicts from both the militants and the government, as well as other armed groups, according to the statement from the Presidential Office. The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as the country’s sole legitimate source is duty bound to the protection of the right of the entire citizens, the organizations and institutions operating in Afghanistan, the Presidential Press Office said. The government of Afghanistan has always supported the activities and works of the human rights supporters and other civil society institutions and has made effort for the protection of their lives and their related institutions as well as the government’s related organs were committed for investigation into their cases. According to the statement, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan once again affirms that contrary to the Taliban and other terrorist groups, it was committed to the protection of the citizens’ live and property, particularly the human rights activists and the civil society in Afghanistan.

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