22 November 2017

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Kabul (BNA) On behalf of Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, a congratulatory message has been communicated to Rome on the occasion of Italy FM appointment in this post.
It is pleasure of mine to express my sincerest congratulations on the occasion of your appointment as foreign minister of Italy.
The people of Afghanistan laud the cooperation of friendly country Italy towards strengthening of security, stability and rehabilitation of Afghanistan.
I completely believe that existing friendly ties between the two countries be further strengthened and expanded.

Kabul (BNA) Dr. Zalmai Rasoul Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the minister of foreign affairs of Denmark and his accompanying delegation. 
At this meeting Dr. Zalami Rasoul thanked Denmark for its cooperation in reconstruction and ensuring of stability in Afghanistan through participation of its soldiers within the framework of ISAF and cooperation in implementing of infrastructure projects and asked for continuation of this assistance. 
Dr. Zalmai Rasoul added that Denmark has provided assistance in economic, education and reconstruction to us for which we are thankful. 
The minister of foreign affairs of Denmark expressed preparedness of his country in provision of more assistance for the people of Afghanistan, adding that Denmark has not reduced its economic assistance but compared to the past years will increase it. 
It is said that Denmark has 750 soldiers and so far 42 Danish soldiers have lost their lives in ensuring security and stability in Afghanistan. 
A part of the Danish soldiers are assisting the German soldiers in Faizabad and some others are cooperating with the team of Lithuanian PRT soldiers in Ghour province. 
The total assistance of Denmark from 2002 up to 2013 will surpass USD 670 million and annually Denmark allocates USD 80 million for reconstruction and security in Afghanistan and this country’s assistance in 2011 reaches around USD 100.

Kabul (BNA) The fourth technical conference of SAARC ended in Kabul yesterday. 
The conference entitled implementation of SAARC conventions about smuggling and traffic of women and children, and the welfare status of children in the South Asia with the participation of SAARC member’s states was held in Kabul. 
Deputy Minister of labor, social affairs martyrs and disabled Wasel Noor Mohammad asked for establishment of a free of charge telephone line among the SAARC member countries for prevention of trafficking of children and women and to seek smugglers. 
He also noted that the conference decided that two national of each member should be provided training in technology for controlling traffic of women and children. 
He noted that any country having accepted the conventions on child rights should implement it and present a report of its activities to the assigned committee of the SAARC. 
He stressed that this conference decided the activities of this conference is named “prevention of human traffic” and the next conference will be held in Bhutan in the coming year. 
In the fourth SAARC conference that was held in Kabul, the representatives of Pakistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and India had taken part. 
The SAARC conference, meeting is held in the SAARC member countries with participation of high level authorities. 
Afghanistan has got its membership in 2007. 
According to Mohammad so far over 6,000 Afghans have been smuggled from the country.

Kabul (BNA) The representatives and elders of Kunduz in their meeting with president Karzai asked for change in the mechanism for peace process. 
They also called holding of the Traditional Loya Jirgah as a great success of the people of Afghanistan and added that members of this jirgah in all its committees acted in a spirit of national consensus and unique coordination existed among them. 
They stressed that signing of any treaty with the US as per the advice of the Loya Jirgah is justified and it is to the interest of the country. 
During the meeting the Kunduz elders shared their views in relations to important national issues and emphasized that the people of Afghanistan understand their interests throughout the country and they are united in ensuring and preserving thereof.