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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Some elders and representatives of Geizab district of Urozgan shared their environmental problems with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president. 
They said that this district formerly was part of Daikundi province but due to some problems temporarily made part of the Uruzgan province. 
They added that due to distance of the way and insecurity the residents are facing problems in terms of receiving identity cards, passport and Hajj shares. 
The complained that due to inattention of the local authorities the residents feel insecure as murders and theft of their properties are taking place so they asked serious attention of the government.
They added that the people living in the surrounding of this district are not provided a share in the structure of the local administration.
They argued that the district having 100,000 residents should be upgraded to a second administrative unity.
They said that despite their repeated reference to the higher authorities their problems remain unresolved.
Khalili assured the elders that their problems will be taken up with the president of the country. 
He said that creation of good governance can increase trust between the people and the government and my view is such that qualified individuals should be given the responsibility so they can resolve the people’s problems.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai told the 12th summit of ECO that with withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan not only security situation will deteriorate, but the security will further improve than today and that the government foundations will further strengthen. 
He added that presently in all those regions where the security responsibilities have been delivered from the foreign troops to the Afghan forces, noticeable improvement has come about in those areas.
He stressed that our national foundations are in the service of the people and they are defending their homeland.
He pointed that considerable improvement has brought about in the political process in terms of people’s participation and socio-economic spheres and these are the achievements that all our people are utilizing them.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In presence of president Hamid Karzai, the 12th summit of ECO leaders was inaugurated in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.
Addressing the ECO summit president Karzai touching on the historical bonds existing among Afghanistan and the ECO member countries, said that “Afghanistan historically, geographically and cultural is an irreversible member of two Asian zones including the central Asia and south Asia. 
We maintain the deepest cultural and historical relations with the peoples of ECO member states.
He added, I believe that there exist immense opportunities within the ECO zone countries and if we use them in sound manner, we can overcome most of our problems.
Touching on the terrorist threats in the region he added that in my belief, the member countries of ECO are facing serious and common threats, and terrorism is at the head of these challenges.
The terrorist attack on Malalai Yusufzai is indicator of thousands of painful incidents showing that no one can be safe from the threats of terrorism.
The president noted that terrorism even prevents our children to get educated and the painful attack on Malali should be a warning to all of us.
He noted further that we should accept that terrorism has its hideouts and facilities in the region and without honest struggle and active participation of the regional governments overcoming terrorism seem impossible.
He stressed that the international terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, Junbishi Islami of Uzbekistan, Tehreke Pakistan Taliban (TTP), East Turkistan Junbish, terrorists of Checheen are present in our region, they are being trained and resort to destructive activities.
He added that Afghanistan is not only sustaining casualties and damages on the path of ensuring security, but our security forces daily are facing the terrorists who are trying to take the war to the central Asian countries and even Russia and China.
President Karzai stressed further that Afghanistan is trying with all its possibilities to prevent penetration of those terrorists into its neighboring countries and it is necessary that our neighbors should respect the immense sacrifices of the people of Afghanistan in the struggle against terrorism and extremists of the central Asia.
He emphasized that Afghanistan expects its neighbors to try to prevent the terrorist into our land and try to avoid their training and equipping on their territories. 
He stressed that we expect that our borders, be the border of peace, cooperation, and our country serve as the linking point between central and South Asia as well as Middle East.
It is said that the ECO largely due to efforts of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey was founded in 1985 in order to maintain coordination and improvement of economic cooperation among these countries. 
Afghanistan and the Central Asian nations attained the membership of this organization in 1992.
Presently ten countries have membership of ECO the aim of which is to strengthen the economy of its members, doing away of obstacles on the way of trade and consolidation of relations between these countries.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai, leading a high level delegation left yesterday afternoon for Baku Capital of Azerbaijan on a visit during which he will participate and deliver speech in the 12th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Following the ECO summit, President Karzai will also set off on Tuesday for Kuwait to attend the 1st summit of the Asia cooperation Dialogue (ACD).
On his trips to Azerbaijan and Kuwait, the president is accompanied by Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul, National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, and Minister of Commerce Anwarulhaq Ahadi, Minister of Economy Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, President Deputy Chief of Staff Ms. Homaira Lodin Etmadi and spokesperson to the President Aimal Faizi.