21 August 2017

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh and his accompanied delegation visited China’s Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) center in Xinjiang here yesterday and was briefed on the company’s productions and electricity transmissions.
According to the officials, the company produces materials for production of thermal, windy and solar powers and transformers which would ease transmission of power to many countries.
According to them, the company would play vital role in CASA-100 and other projects in central and south Asia.
The chairman of TBEA Company said they are ready to invest in Afghanistan, as the country has the potential to produce Thermal, windy and solar powers with low cost for Afghan people. Meanwhile the second vice president said Afghanistan was ready to ease investment of the Chinese companies in Afghanistan as well as to remove barriers before their activities.
 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salahuddin Rabbani met Ali Sait Akýn ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Kabul here yesterday, a statement from the MoFA said.
Emphasizing their strong commitment for further enhancing cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels, the two sides discussed and exchanged views on the political situation of Afghanistan and the region.
According to another report, minister Rabbani met Kankur toppers, Mohammad Reza Rafat, who got first position among boys and Beheshta Mohmand, who got first position among the girls in university entrance exams along with their families and school principals here in his office yesterday.
Praising their efforts, Minister Rabbani said: “You are a good example of the new generation of Afghanistan. You have motivated other youth, so that to try their bests and achieve their goals.” The minister promised to ease them with higher education facilities abroad to bring about further honors for their beloved country, the MoFA statement added.
 

Monday July 31, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting Saturday evening with representatives of Afghan refugees’ jirga heard their problems and suggestions.
In the meeting held at presidential palace. Representatives of Afghan refugees in Pakistan while expressing their support from the president’s programs in particular reforms and counter corruption efforts enumerated their demands and suggestions in various sections such as providing facility to Afghan refugees to return their home, creating shelter and refugees towns, health services, providing facility of employment and education for girls and boys at government and private universities, prevention from usurpation of refugee lands in various provinces of the country, attention to education of returnees in particular girls, addressing refugees’ problems in connection with issuing passports, addressing of Afghan refugees’ prisoners in Pakistan and giving participation to Afghan refugees in peace process.
Asking for addressing Afghan refugees’ problems in Pakistan through diplomatic channels of the two countries, representatives of Afghan refugees’ jirga also asked for re-increasing aids by UNHCR for Afghan returnees, helping Afghan disabled, granting debts by Afghanistan government to refugee traders returning home and addressing problems of traders in transaction of their investment to their home country.
Meanwhile, they pointed that nearly 200,000 Afghan carpet-weavers were busy in weaving carpets in Pakistan through 600 carpet weaving looms asked for repatriation of Afghan carpet weavers and providing necessary facilities to them in order to invest inside the country.
Representatives of Afghan refugees’ jirga asked for creating a clear policy for repatriation of Afghan professional doctors, granting higher education scholarships to Afghan refugees’ youth, deployment of Afghan higher education attaché in Pakistan, absorption of teachers in schools inside the country, granting lands to Afghan returnees’ teachers and others.
After hearing their demands and suggestions, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani while welcoming Afghan refugees’ elders to their homeland said migration should be ended.
He stressed on creating a clear and coordinated policy in order to address refugees’ problems, adding that nearly 8000 new vacant posts would be soon announced for teachers and asked refugees to participate in the process.
The country’s President asked them to give time to Afghanistan government to create an implementing policy for addressing Afghan refugees’ problems.
Welcoming suggestion made by Afghan refugees’ representatives related to creating a committee for solution of the problems, President Ghani said five Afghan refugee women would be given chance to participate in the committee so that they could raise problems of women and girls.
“Despite that we are in critical situation, but we can overcome the problems”, President Ghani said, adding that Afghans wanted peace and they have already started their efforts in this regard.
At the end, the country’s President asked the representatives to deliver their suggestions for addressing problems of Afghan refugees in a committee determined to be created very soon.
 

Monday July 31, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Eklil Hakimi, Minister of Finance met Manpreet Vohra, Ambassador of India to Afghanistan in his office here yesterday, a statement from the Ministry of Finance said.
Both side discussed assistance and investment of India in Afghanistan, financing and implementation of development projects, Indian companies' taxes and the India-Afghanistan Foundation, and other important subjects, the statement added.
Minister of Finance also in a farewell meeting with outgoing UK ambassador, Jermey, thanked his work and functions during his mission in Afghanistan and discussed the implementation of commitments and progress made after the Brussels conference, results and prospects meeting of the Joint coordination and monitoring board (JCMB), senior official meeting in this autumn, anti-corruption, reforms in income resources, budget, job creation, Judicial reform, Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund Assistance Strategy (ARTF) and Development Minister’s meeting which is going to take place in 2018, the statement concluded.
 

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