16 July 2018

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ANKARA: (BNA) Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, who is in Turkey to attend oath ceremony of Turkish President, met Monday evening with First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum in Ankara.
At the meeting held in a friendly environment, vice presidents discussed current situation of the country and stressed on need for consolidation of peace effort and national understanding, need for unity and reconciliation among various tribes and addressing various issues through direct and constructive dialogues.
Danesh regarding presence of the first vice president as a major and influential figure in the country as an a need and effective step towards consolidation of national understanding process and national unity, peace process and holding elections. In the meeting, First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum while welcoming the second vice president and thanking for the meeting said: “Addressing the problems of the country and consolidating the unity in this critical condition requires a broad view, efforts, and self-control.”
He hoped that the country’s problems would be resolved in a peaceful environment, mutual cooperation and respect.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) A statement from The Presidential Press Office, quoting President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest terrorist attack in the country’s eastern province of Nangarhar, where a number of innocents were killed or injured.
The statement said while the country’s president is in an official visit to Brussels to attend the NATO member countries’ leaders conference, has expressed his regret over the recent incident and said: “The enemies of Afghanistan, by launching such crimes want to overshadow our efforts for the peace process, but they should know that they can’t reach their targets and we will not retreat from our priorities,” said the country’s president as quoted by the statement from the Kabul based press office.
He said that a consensus has been made at the national, regional and international level for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the Afghanistan peace related OIC conference going on in Jaddah of the Saudi Arabia indicates the government of Afghanistan has been committed for restoring peace and stability of the country based on these consensuses.
The president instructed the related organs for immediate help of the recovery of the wounded and providing aids for the families of those killed in the incident.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) In a rare gesture, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called upon the Afghan Taliban to put down arms for ending the long-standing war.
A two-day conference of religious scholars from 57 countries here yesterday deliberated at length the measures for restoration of peace in Afghanistan and put forward suggestions aimed at helping bring peace and stability to the country that has suffered for decades due to extremism and terrorism, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The two-day International Muslim Ulema Conference on Peace and Stability in Afghanistan is being hosted by Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC).
OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh and around 200 representatives and 108 Ulema are attending. As many as 105 religious scholars from Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Egypt and other Muslim countries are attending the conference. The Afghan Ulema delegation of 35 members is led by Chief of Ulema Council Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf.
Dr Qibla Ayaz, Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, Pakistan’s top advisory body, along with other religious scholars is representing the country at the moot.The event was moderated by the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Dr. Shouqi Ibrahim Allam, who discussed Islam’s clear position on terrorism and violent extremism. It was also discussed the ways to contribute to the efforts of achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan and bring Islam’s principles to bear on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in all forms and manifestations.
The high-level panel of  Muslim  scholars  from  Afghanistan and the world emphasized on the correcting the erroneous interpretations propounded by terrorist groups about the teachings of Islam.
They also highlighted the need to discourage the propaganda of terrorist groups and stressed the need to create an environment conducive to peaceful reconciliation.
The decision to hold the conference was based on resolutions of the Islamic Summit and the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
The final declaration announced from Makkah’s Al-Safa Palace Wednesday.
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the head of a high-level delegation left Kabul for Brussels on Tuesday 10 July.  President Ghani is expected to attend NATO summit in Belgium which is scheduled to be held on 12 July and address the meeting.
The meeting is said to discuss the presence of NATO in Afghanistan and their assistance to Afghanistan.
This comes as the Executive Directorate had said in a statement that Dr. Abdullah will also participate at the meeting.
 

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