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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has strongly condemned terrorist attacks on Paktia and Ghazni where a number of our countrymen were martyred and injured.
In Monday evening and yesterday terrorist incidents, a number of brave soldiers and Paktia Provincial Police Chief Gen. Toryali Abdyani were martyred.
The country’s President by condemning the terrorist attacks praised the country’s defense and security forces for their bravery and devotion and stressed that the names of the country’s brave martyred soldiers would be recorded in golden pages of the country’s history.
“While Afghanistan government is looking forward to approaching peace and human rights values, terrorists are insisting on continued war in the country. We are standing against these criminals and will defend each part of our country and not let the country become safe havens for terrorists and their supporters,” President Ghani added.
The country’s President offered deep condolence and sympathy to the family of Paktia Police Chief and families of all those who were martyred in the deadly incidents, wishing paradise to martyrs and urgent recovery to those injured in the incidents.
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Head of French Archeology Delegation (DAFA) on Tuesday met with the country’s Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, presenting report about its activities, including publishing of two books, a statement said.
According to the statement, Danesh thanked head of the delegation for their continued works in Afghanistan as well as thanked him for granting the two published books, said the statement.
Danesh also thanked the French government cooperation with Afghanistan and the archeology team’s activities significant in the country and hoped the team’s works with hundred years of background should jointly be appreciated in Afghanistan.
The vice-president also asked the team for providing a general map to be used during development projects’ execution to help protect ancient monuments, said the statement.
He also asked the DAFA for help to construct the Buddha Giant statues and said there was a need for beefing up capacity of the archeology department, and in general, staff of the ministry of information and culture.
Head of the delegation said his led team has launched capacity building activities in some provinces of Afghanistan, including Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat, Kabul and Bamyan and a small library housing French language teaching course in the ancient Bamyan city and in addition some students would be sent for higher education to France. “The collection of the French team activities in Afghanistan have been published within 36 books, expected to be translated into the official language of Afghanistan,” said the statement.
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his accompanying delegation.
In the meeting held at presidential palace, President Ghani and the Indian National Security Advisor discussed regional cooperation and counter terrorism effort.
Meanwhile, both sides considered declaration of the US new strategy for Afghanistan as good opportunity for peace and stability and stressed the change should be made use so peace and stability would maintain in the region.
Both sides also stressed on continued strategic cooperation between the two countries in various sectors. At the end, the Indian National Security Advisor, representing his country’s Prime Minister invited President Ghani for an official visit to India, which was accepted with thanks by the President.
 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani conferred Ghazi Mir Bacha Khan state medal on Deputy Commander Resolute Support Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano in a farewell ceremony held yesterday at presidential palace.
In the ceremony, first decree of the country’s President was read out by advisor to President on cultural affairs Asadullah Ghazanfer.
The decree says that President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has approved conferring the medal on Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano to honor his services and efforts he has made during his mission in Afghanistan towards capacity building, funding and equipping of Afghanistan defense and security forces.
After receiving the medal, Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano, Deputy Commander Resolute Support in Afghanistan expressed happiness over his mission in Afghanistan, saying that respect and dignity of the people of Afghanistan and remembrances he had from Afghanistan would not be forgotten.
 

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