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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Kabul (BNAS) First vice-President Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim met with the new British ambassador to Kabul. 
At this meeting Marshal Fahim considered Britain of those countries that stood on the side of Afghanistan following collapse of the Taliban rule and start of the new era during which a new order was established in the country.
He considered the assistance of Britain towards reconstruction and in creation of the security foundations as very positive and added that the people of Afghanistan appreciate this assistance and are for its continuation and they are hopeful that after 2014 Afghanistan will enjoy the international support. 
The new British ambassador expressed pleasure over the meeting and his mission in this country under the very delicate situation in Afghanistan. 
He stressed that in coming two years, the foreign troops will leave Afghanistan and all the responsibilities in all spheres will be delivered to the people and government of Afghanistan. 
He stressed that with great joy in this delicate time I am on the side of the people of Afghanistan and I will continue my mission and I will be witness to further progresses here. 
According to another report Marshal Fahim met with some family members and relatives of Shaheed Ahmad Khan Samangani. 
At this meeting once again Marshal Fahim conveyed his sympathies over this shocking incident to the families of Shaheed Ahmad Khan Samangani and his other colleagues, families and friends of all the martyrs and stressed that the martyrs are the eternal torch in the history of the country and the people will eternally keep them in their memories. 
He noted further that the activities of Shaheed Ahmad Khan Samangani, people’s deputy at the House of People and during the Jehad, resistance of the people of Afghanistan and during the reconstruction of the country were positive and added that the enemies of the people of Afghanistan by such actions will not attain their aims and our people will never develop fear of such incidents but they will continue siding on the order and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 
At this meeting, a member of late Samangani’s family on behalf of the family and the people of Samangan expressed his support to the government programs and said that Shahed Ahmad Khan was struggling on the path of the people’s aspirations and the people of Samangan on the side of the people of other provinces of the country will continue their strivings towards restoration of peace and stability in the country.
 

Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Those ministers who had been summoned by the commission in parliament for explanation did not attend. 
In the session of the commission for interior affairs, national security and boosting the borders with Mirdad Khan Nijrabi on the chair discussed the security issue especially the rocket firing from Pakistan on Kunar and killing and injuring our countrymen, calling on security bodies to take necessary decision with regard to the country’s larger interest. 
Members of the commission also decided to send to delegation to Kunar province to inspect the situation there. 
The participants of the session also criticized the ministers for interior, defense, foreign, frontiers and head of national directorate for security for their absence in the commission.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the approval of the Enduring Strategic Partnership Document between Afghanistan and the United Kingdom by Wolesi Jirga.
Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs said “the approval of this important document on long-term strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and a major friend and donor country is an important step in preserving and further strengthening our relations and cooperation with the government and people of the United Kingdom based on mutual respect and shared interests.”
The enduring strategic partnership document between Afghanistan and Britain, which was signed by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the British Prime Minister in January 2012 at Chequers near London, covers political dialogue, bilateral security cooperation, UK's cooperation and support in the areas of governance and the rule of law, socio-economic development, and cultural relations.
The document consists of six parts and 15 articles which is valid for a period of 10 years that can be extended by mutual consent.
 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai received for a meeting Dr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who is on a visit of Afghanistan.
In the meeting where Mr. Reto STOCKER, ICRC’s head of Kabul delegation was also present, Dr. Peter said the ICRC began to stand by and assist the people of Afghanistan since very long that dates back to the time of Jihad.
Dr. Peter stressed that over the past ten years, many non-government organizations were in and out of the country, but the ICRC had maintained its presence and activity and continued to assist Afghans.
He informed the President of the ICRC Headquarters’ decision to reopen its hospital in Kandahar, but asked the Afghan government to provide working safety for the hospital to run back properly.
President Karzai thanked the ICRC for all its assistance over these past many years and said the Afghan people would never forget the vital work the Committee has been carrying out.
The President said the government would do everything it can to provide the safety required for the hospital in Kandahar to operate.
President Karzai stressed that the government of Afghanistan was strongly bound by the human rights standards and has always instructed security agencies to uphold and respect the human rights of its citizens.