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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai has received a congratulatory message from the President of Crosio facilitating him on the advent Nawroz and the New Year of 1392.
Meanwhile President Karzai has received congratulatory messages on the Nawroz and New Year of 1392 from the vice presidents of Afghanistan, chairmen of the National Assembly, Chief Justice, members of the cabinet and the Afghan nation.
Conveying their sincerest felicitations on the Nawroz and New Year of 1392, the messages expressed the hope that the New Year bring about unity, peace and stability for Afghanistan.
The message assured that they will not refrain from any efforts in the struggle against corruption, narcotics, ensuring of nation-wide peace in the country.
The messages have been dispatched by the government ministries, independent organizations, central labor union, civil and military organs of the country.
Meanwhile, separate message were dispatched on behalf of President Karzai to the presidents of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan congratulating them on the Nawruz and New Year of 1392 ( Afghan year).

Friday, March 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) On his bi-weekly radio address, President Hamid Karzai congratulated all Afghan citizens on the occasion of 1392 new year and Nowruz, hoping that this new year be blessed with peace, security and progress for Afghanistan- their beloved country and a fruitful year for all the people of Afghanistan.
As Afghan new educational year is starting by the New Year, the President therefore encouraged students to make capital use of every single moment for education, respect and obey their parents, follow good manners and to free themselves, their families and their beloved country from foreign dependence.
President Karzai underscored that Afghanistan could achieve its long-standing desire of being a leading state on the world’s pathway towards progress, only by power of its youth’s education.
The President also addressed the Taliban, “On this day of happiness and pleasure that our people start New Year, I once again call on Taliban as brothers- those Taliban who are Muslims and who consider themselves nationals of this soil, Taliban brothers! Lay down foreigners’ arms from your shoulders used for foreign interests, come to your beloved motherland and home and join hands with your fellow countrymen for progress and development of your country and for strengthening Islam and Afghanhood so that our country be relieved from foreign dependence.”
President Karzai urged the Taliban to renounce murdering civilians by laying down weapons and joining the peace process and to avoid unfairly inflicting losses upon elders, widows, sons, youth and children of Afghanistan in their assaults, and urged them not to target young Afghans who in lieu of low pays have stood up to protect their country on a daily basis, adding that targeting Afghan soldiers, police and national security officers is same as targeting efforts made for reinforcing of this soil.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai welcomes the announcement that the Coalition forces are prepared to pull out of the province of Maidan Wardak.
The decision for withdrawal follows repeated local complaints of harassment and annoyance by the American Special Forces, and a decision by the National Security Council as well as a Presidential order.
The pullout is set to begin with Nerkh district, where Afghan security forces will move in to provide security for the region.



MoU of Railway Construction Signed between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan

Thursday 21 March 2013,

Kabul (BNA) on his first day of the visit, President Hamid Karzai attended a trilateral summit held in Ashgabat between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.


At the end of the summit, the three Presidents signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of rail transport infrastructure linking Turkmenistan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan the Republic of Tajikistan.


According to the memorandum, the Parties within one month from the date of signing of this Memorandum will hold experts meeting from the relevant ministries and agencies of the three countries for detailed study of routes, as well as organizational, legal and financial bases for the practical implementation of the railway construction project.  The construction of this railway will begin in early July of the current year.


The railway will start from Atamurat -Ymamnazar of Turkmenistan leading to Akina-Andkhoy of Afghanistan, then connecting to Tajikistan via Shirkhan port of Kunduz province.


Following the signing ceremony, the three Presidents attended a joint press conference where they described this project as important for enhanced trade and economic development of countries in the region.

At the press conference, President Karzai said that this railway would not only link Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan but it would also play an important role in strengthening economies of countries and peoples in this region.


The President added, by signing the memorandum, they took another step for their peoples’ well-being which would result in economic growth for the three countries, bringing them a brighter future.