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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai had telephonic conversation with Qazi Hussain Ahmad former leader of Jamat Islami of Pakistan and expressed his satisfaction over surviving the suicide attack on his life and wished him long life.
A suicide bomber had planted a street side’s bomb near the caravan of vehicles carrying Qazi Hussain Ahmad in Gandab area of Momand Agency as a result of which five people including a guard were wounded.
At this telephonic conversation president Karzai thanked Qazi Husain Ahmad over his letter and stressed that the people of the two countries and the region are facing the common terrorism hurdle.
At this contact Qazi Husain Ahmad emphasized on the practical cooperation of that two countries in the struggle against terrorism and extremism.
 

Wednesday November 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qassem Fahim First Vice-President met with members of the physical education and Olympic committee during which he appreciated their efforts towards growth of sports in Afghanistan and said that the achievements in recent years is the pride of the country and will remain eternal in history of the country.
He added that our people remember that you started sports on the ruins premises and with the growth of sports in all its spheres attained a good position.
By participating at the international games the athletes of Afghanistan hoisted the flag of Afghanistan.
He noted that sports are religious obligation of the people and the athletes are the ambassadors of peace and you should believe that sports bring peace and friendship and will eradicate war and violence from the country.
Touching on the growth of sports among the women he added that the women and girls of Afghanistan retain the right to engage in sports and the government support them and has its program to provide possible facilities for them.
General Mohammad Zahir Aghbar presented the jam of the Asian Federation of Marshal Fahim which was donated to the Olympic Committee.
Marshal Fahim said that currently a number of sports stadiums are in the process of completion in provinces of the country especially in Kabul better stadiums were built up.
The chairman of the Olympic committee said that the football league competition launched in Kabul showed that sports can bring about closer among the people and create friendship and affection among the people.
Marshal Fahim instructed the head of the museum to preserve the cup of the Asian Games as the pride of the people of Afghanistan.
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with General David Richards, British Chief of the Defense Staff to discuss issues of mutual interest, his office said Tuesday.
At the meeting held at the Presidential Palace, the two sides discussed the peace process in Afghanistan, and bilateral relations and cooperation between their countries beyond 2014, according to a statement released from the presidential press office.
The statement quoted President Karzai and the Chief of the Defense Staff to describe as successful the ongoing peace process in the country.
It was hoped that immediate and effective actions be taken to this end.
Both sides had talks on relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan, urging for a close cooperation between the two nations against terrorism and radicalism.
Discussions were also made at the meeting on Afghanistan Pakistan-Britain next trilateral session, which was agreed to be held in the near future.
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai held a meeting yesterday noon with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Kayani to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest, a statement from the presidential office said Tuesday.
In the meeting where discussions were frank, cordial and in depth, both sides talked about Afghanistan peace process, the necessary future steps, as well as ways to further enhance the bilateral relations, the statement said.
President Karzai thanked Pakistan for its warm reception and hospitality to Head of the High Peace Council and his accompanying delegation during their recent visit to Pakistan and praised Pakistan’s decision to release, to the success of the peace process, a number of Taliban prisoners, the statement added.
Central to discussions was how to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where Pakistan Chief of Army Staff said that the peace process needed to be further intensified as they were looking forward to the second visit, soon, of the Afghan Peace Council to Pakistan, the statement added.
Stressing that peace and stability in Afghanistan was in the interest of Pakistan; Gen. Kayani affirmed his country’s support of every effort that leads to peace and security in Afghanistan, according to the statement.
In presence to the meeting was also Afghanistan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan, to whom Gen. Kayani extended a formal invitation to visit Pakistan, which Minister Khan accepted with thanks.