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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Fazul Hadi Muslimyar, chairman for Meshrano Jerga in a meeting with Sayed Mohammad Sadat Naseri, head of commission for disabled affairs and martyred met with Jamahir Anwari, Afghan minister of refugees and returnees. 
In the meeting, Anwari said, “Afghan ministry of refugees and returnees is determined to ask for $860 million assistance in Geneva conference from the international community. 
The money will be spent during the coming three years for the return of 450,000 Afghan refugees to Afghanistan through a committee consisting of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and UNHCR. 
He said relevant ministries will provide necessary facilities in various sectors as education, social safeties and other sections. 
In the meeting, the senate chairman considered implementation of such programs as effective and appreciation sheets of the commission were handed over to Afghan minister Jamahir Anwari and the ministry’s head for human resources Hafizullah Surkhrodi.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The high-ranking delegation of Tajikistan led by its deputy premier met with second vice-president Mohammad Karim Khalili yesterday afternoon and the sides discussed various grounds for implementation of some of the joint infrastructure projects. 
At the meeting recalled friendly relations between the two countries and emphasized on further deepening of this relations in different dimensions. 
Khaili while welcoming the Tajikistan delegation appreciated the assistance of that country in the new era to Afghanistan and called further expansion of bilateral ties to the interest of the two nations. 
The Tajik deputy premier expressed hope that the visit of the Tajikistan delegation can become the turning point in relations of the two countries. 
The Tajikistan delegation latter attended another meeting with the deputy ministers of foreign affairs, economy, energy and water, public works, transport and civil aviation in presence of Khalili. 
At this meeting while reiterating on the finalization of the three infrastructure gas transfer projects of Turkmenistan to Tajikistan from the Afghan territories, railway and power transmission line from Tajikistan to Turkmenistan via Afghanistan, implementation of these important projects were considered a big step towards growth of economy of the two countries and the region. 
They also agreed that the said projects are jointly proposed to the International Regional Cooperation Conference for Afghanistan (RECA 5) that is to be organized next month with presence of over 30 world countries and over 40 international organizations in Dushanbe. 
At this meeting Khalili expressed the hope that the visit of the Tajikistan delegation be a good start for organizing of better international regional economic cooperation for Afghanistan. 
He considered the projects as important and reiterated on their implementation sides. 
The Tajikistan side while emphasizing on the expansion of ties between the two nations in trade, economy, science, culture spheres stated that his country had an outstanding part in conference on Afghanistan especially in Istanbul conference. 
He hoped that the Tajikistan delegation visits to Kabul province beneficial in execution of the infrastructure projects and the regional cooperation conference on Afghanistan. 
At the meeting also agreement was reached on creation of a mechanism under the vice-presidents of the two countries for implementation of large joint economic projects and that its details will be specified later on. 
At the end of the meeting the Tajikistan delegation attended an official lunch hosted by Khalili.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The 6th annual international conference on reduction of disasters among the ECO countries was organized yesterday in Kabul in presence of Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president. 
The conference is organized for reduction of natural disasters with the participation of the ECO member countries, the national disaster preparedness department and some international organizations. 
Khalili while opening the conference appreciated the organizers and added that holding of this conference is a big step towards combating, giving awareness, enabling and management of national disasters at the regional level. 
He noted that annually disaster incidents occur in ECO member countries that lead to destruction of the expansion achievements of these countries, for this very reason creation of a joint cooperation framework and a specific mechanism towards strengthening regional cooperation for combating outcomes of natural disasters is a necessity. 
He stressed that creation of regional foundation for combating the disaster will not only strengthen lasting expansion in the region, but it will improve the level of living of the people and restore peace and stability in this region. 
According to Khalili in recent years there were no balance between the volume of disasters and the possibilities in Afghanistan, however, we tried our best to strengthen, equip our foundations and by creation of coordination in our administration we could reduce the outcomes of natural disasters in the country. 
He appreciated the assistance of all international organizations including the ECO member states which assisted the national preparedness department of Afghanistan. 
The head of the national disaster preparedness, manager of US humanitarian coordination office, the secretary of ECO and Fatema Gailani chairperson of Afghan Red Crescent Society were other speakers at the conference. 
They said that the aim behind holding of this conference was assessment of the natural calamities and hoped that this conference can reach the desired decisions. 
The UN representative said that good management and close, cooperation of the ECO member states are of priorities for combating disaster at the regional and Afghanistan.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The first session is to be held to follow Istanbul conference here in Kabul. 
The conference is to be attended by representatives from China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, England, USA, European Union, UN, NATO and Organization of the Islamic Conference. 
The representatives of the member countries will discuss issues related to exercising of the Istanbul conference’s decisions. 
According to reports, representative of India arrived in Kabul yesterday to participate in the conference.

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