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Sunday, June 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The delegation assigned by the presidential office for addressing the existing problems in Behsud of Maidan-Wardak presented its report to Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president. 
The members of the commission in its meeting with Khalili said that the Taliban and terrorist groups are behind the insecurity in Behsud of Maidan-Wardk who by outside support and misuse of the name of Kuchis are trying to create insecurity in that area. 
According to the report the security forces have been deployed in the area and they are trying to ensure security there. 
They added that the delegation assigned for supervision of the security forces activities and devaluation of the extent of losses is present in that area as well. 
They viewed that the basic way for solution of the problem is resettlement of the Kuchis., they are prepared for this and their problems should be resolved on the basis of the provision of the Constitution and presidential decree. 
At the meeting the head of administration affairs of the Council of Ministers was also present. 
Khalili appreciated the efforts of the assigned delegation and emphasized on immediate release of the prisoners and they should be delivered to the government delegation. 
Touching on the delicate situation in Afghanistan he viewed that Taliban and other terrorist groups who are supported by outside should not be allowed to misuse the name of the Kuchis and create insecurity there. 
He stressed that the political groups of the country are using this opportunity to their own interests. 
He emphasized on the settlement of the Kuchis that is the want of the people of the area and the Kuchis and the government is duty bound to resolve their settlement on the basis of the Constitution and the presidential decree.

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Beijing (BNA) Chinese president Hu Jintao told his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Friday that China will provide “sincere and selfless help” to Afghanistan, as he welcome the country to become an observer at security bloc anchored by Beijing and Moscow. 
“At present Afghanistan has entered into a critical transition period. 
China is a trustworthy neighbor and friend of Afghanistan,” Hu told president Karzai in central Beijing’s cavernous Great Hall of the people. 
“Both now and in the future China will continue to stay firmly committed to our policy of developing friendly relations with Afghanistan and will continue to provide sincere and selfless help to the Afghanistan side.” 
He congratulated president Karzai on Afghanistan becoming an observer member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which held its summit this week. 
He called president Karzai an old friend of China, according to a pool report. 
“In the past 10 years, very fortunately, our relations have grown in a very positive way. 
Relations have broadened and depended,” Karzai said in return. The future of Afghanistan, struggling to end an insurgency by Taliban militant’s despite the presence of US-led international forces for more than a decade, was one of the main issues at the two-day summit. 
Hu told Chinese state media this week that the bloc bringing together China, Russia and central Asian states wanted to play a bigger role in Afghanistan. 
A senior Russian official, however, ruled out any military involvement by member countries, despite fears instability will spread across the region as most foreign combat troops leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 
The SCO, founded in 2001, includes China Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. 
Iran, India, Pakistan and others attend the summits, but not as full members. All have an interest in Afghanistan’s future. 
As an observer, Afghanistan can attend SCO meetings but not vote.  China has said it would increase cooperation with Afghanistan over resource development, infrastructure, energy and training. 
But Beijing will remain cautious, egging rather than rushing towards any bigger presence on concern about security troubles without the lure of major energy resources, Chinese experts say. 
US official and legislators have said China could play a bigger reconstruction role through aid and investment. 
Afghanistan’s neighbors, including Iran and Pakistan, as well as nearby India and Russia, have jostled for influence in the country. 
The competition could well heat up after 2014.  India has poured aid into Afghanistan and, like China, has invested in its mineral sector. But China’s trade with Afghanistan is small. 
In 2011, two way trades totaled $34.4 million, a rise of 31 percent on the previous year. 
Chinese imports from Afghanistan were worth just $4.4 million, according to Chinese customs data.
 

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai shortened his visit to China due to unpleasant incident in Kandahar and Logar and arrived in Kabul Saturday evening. 
The president summoned general John Allen NATO commander and the US ambassador to Afghanistan yesterday and met with the families of the martyrs of Baraki Barak of Logar and local elders and received the report of the assigned delegation on this incident. 
President Karzai told general John Allen NATO commander and the US ambassador to Afghanistan that signing of the strategic cooperation agreement for several times the Afghan homes in villages in Afghanistan are targeted and it causes civilian casualties including women and children. 
The president stressed that such operations are against the content of the strategic cooperation agreement and Afghanistan demands its stoppage, as the Afghans accepted the strategic cooperation agreement on condition and with the hope that no more their homes and villages will remain secure. 
John Allen once again expressed official regret and apology over the civilian casualties in the NATO bombardments in Baraki Barak district and in agreement with the demand of president committed that hereafter its forces will not bomb the residential homes and this will be completely stopped. 
At the end president Karzai told NATO commander and the US ambassador that stopping of the bombing on the civilian people and residential areas are very important and this is a serious expectation of the people of Afghanistan.
 

Saturday, June 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) At the beginning of the session of the culture ministers, the minister of culture of China while welcoming the guests explained the activities of the organization in the last year and emphasized on strengthening of cultural relations among the regional countries especially the members of the Shanghai.
Later Mrs. Jaw Shaw deputy minister of culture of China welcomed the presence of Afghanistan’s culture minister as special guest and said that at this session ministers and representatives of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Iran, Mngolia, Belorussia and Sri Lanka by delivering their speeches explained their cultural achievements during the past years and they asked for expansion of further cultural ties in the region.
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture in his speech analyzed the position of Afghanistan as the base of great civilization on the path of silk route and hoped that the silk route once again turn as the course of peace, affection and trade and exchanged of culture and art among the nations of this region.
According to another report, Dr. Raheen alongside the Shanghai meeting met with minister of culture of Russian Federation Khuroshelov and they discussed expansion of cultural relations between the two countries.