20 June 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Addressing an international meeting of high security representatives in Russia’s Ufa city, Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said counterterrorism efforts need to remain top priority an Afghanistan was at the frontlines in the fight against terrorism.
At least 50 people pay the ultimate sacrifice in the fight against terrorism on a daily basis in Afghanistan, he said on Tuesday.
“There is high concentration of hybrid threats in our region, and it requires collective action to fight,” Mohib said.”  In this context, there’re several issues to be addressed in order to ensure national security of our countries & improve regional socio-economic development.”
According to Mohib, countering financial crimes is key to ensuring regional security.
“Fighting against money laundering, illegal money transactions through unregistered hawala systems, fundraising for terrorism through unmonitored charities in the region are a must,” he said.
Referring to drugs problem, Mohib said that terrorists and drug traffickers re two sides of the same coin. “Narcotics is known as the main source of revenue for terrorism that generate billions of dollars every year.”
He said that the chain of production, trafficking, processing and consumption of narcotics includes not just Afghans but many other countries in the region and beyond.
“Joint and coordinated actions are, therefore, required to fight this evil phenomenon.”
“Cybercrimes are another means of hybrid warfare that threaten our countries. Afghanistan stands ready to enter into bilateral and regional partnerships to limit and eliminate the use of the cyber space by destructive elements that create terror in our societies,” Mohib said.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Executive Chief of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan met with Ambassador of the United States of America in his office in Sapidar Palace yesterday.
According to the press office of the Executive Chief to BNA, during the meeting, the two sides discussed peace talks and the latest political development in Afghanistan.
T. Yarzada

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Deputy foreign minister Idress Zaman met with Vinay Kumar India ambassador to Kabul.
According to BNA report, during the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations, regional situation, peace process and continuation of India cooperation in Afghanistan.

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, at his residence in London yesterday, BNA reported.
Both sides discussed how the UK government could play a constructive role in the Afghan peace process in terms of harmonizing all the voices who want a political solution for the Afghan conflict. President Ghani also requested Secretary Hunt on behalf of the UK government to play a role in monitoring the upcoming elections for ensuring integrity of the process. Secretary Hunt said that as a long-term partner of Afghanistan, the UK government will do anything it could for the peace process to succeed. While pointing at the Afghan democratic institutions, especially electoral institutions, he said the UK government will continue to work with Afghanistan for fostering and strengthening democracy.

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