21 September 2018

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Tuesday August 28, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with this year’s entry-test premier students at the Gul Khan Palace appreciated them and asked them to think nationwide, BNA reported. Najibullah Khawaja Omari, the Minister of Higher Education who thanked the President for his support to the country’s higher education said, the Kankor team had made its best efforts for transparency of this year’s entry-test and that the process has faced minimum challenge. Meanwhile, Tahmina, 1397’s entry-test topper thanked the President for his support said, the young generation should have been the best in all fields and beside education they should prioritize training as well. Meanwhile, the country’s President praised them and noted that intervention in the entry-test has been prevented and transparency, which was promised has been brought. “We all have the responsibility to bring and keep transparency in all process.” The President said the young generation should think at Afghanistan level, well identify their country and understand how to change the people live. “The young generation should have the possession of the country’s present and the future and use the capacities and possibilities available inside and outside the country to rise their knowledge level,” said the President.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Unity Government leaders, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CE) Dr. Abdullah have offered their condolences to the family and friends of US Senator John McCain, hailing him as a great friend of Afghanistan.
“We offer our condolences to the family and friends of Senator John McCain, who was a great friend of Afghanistan. McCain served his country honorably in uniform and his service in the Senate is truly exemplary.  We will remember his dedication and support towards rebuilding Afghanistan,” the president tweeted.
Meanwhile, Dr. Abdullah said. “We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of McCain, a great friend and supporter of the Afghan national and people over the years.  In respect and appreciation, we pay tribute to his legacy.  He was also a personal friend of mine.  Rest in peace.”
A staunch supporter of the war in Afghanistan, the influential senator lost a five-year battle to brain cancer.  As unsuccessful presidential runner, McCain was a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
McCain, who served Arizona for more than 30 years on Capitol Hill, died on Saturday at 81, according to a statement from his office.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday ordered the creation of a committee comprised of government figures and representatives of political parties to assess suggestions for transparent polls.
President Ghani issued the orders while chairing a high-level meeting at his office on Saturday evening, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.  Timetable and conduct of the October elections were discussed.
Earlier, political parties had warned if the government, the electoral bodies and the international community did not accept their demands, Afghanistan would plunge into a major crisis.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani officially introduced Dr. Hamdullah Mohib as new National Security Advisor (NSA) to his office’s staff, BNA reported on Sunday.  According to BNA, during a ceremony held in National Security Council office and attended by a number of high-ranking government officials, the president said however, to accept resignation of a friend and colleague was a difficult decision, but I decided to accept it due to the country’s national interests.
Appreciating former national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar efforts and services, the president said he had done much in different sections and the country needed him to use his experiences in other fields as well, the agency added.
The president added now our goal is to focus on future.
President Ghani said Afghanistan had security and strategic relations with a number of countries and international organizations and management of these relations is the main duty of National Security Council, as well as a in term of security, managing international and regional consensus is among other duties of the council.
He thanked Dr. Mohib for his successful services as the Afghan Ambassador in a country that has importance to Afghanistan in all sectors.
Furthermore, Dr. Mohib thanked President Ghani for his trust and said the assumption of office as National Security Adviser was a huge responsibility.
He also added that Hanif Atmar was our close friend and colleague and we thank him for his efforts and works and we would continue advising with him in related affairs.
Hailing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces bravery and sacrifices, Dr. Mohib assured National Security Council would be further strengthened in close cooperation with its staff.

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