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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai in a message addressed to Parwaiz Ashraf congratulated him on his election as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan.
The message notes that I am pleased to represent the people of Afghanistan felicitate you for your election as the Prime minster of Pakistan and convey my good wishes to you and Pakistani people.
The message adds that Afghanistan and Pakistan have many common bonds and the same destiny in this region as both the countries are facing the same threat and they can by utilizing the available opportunities take steps for prosperity of their people.
Terrorism and extremism are out common threat so we should together struggle against it.
I am sure that as the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and understanding and joint cooperation comes about in the struggle against present problems and our friendly relations is further strengthened.
I wish you good health and prosperity for the people of Pakistan.

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Marshal Mohammad Qaseem Fahim first vice president chaired the meeting of the CM law committee yesterday. 
As per the agenda the draft law of provincial councils, law on government issues, the law on atomic energy and the amendment to the phrase 13 table 2 of the special wages of postal services in domestic post transactions were discussed. 
At the start of the meeting Marshal Fahim talked on the importance of laws discussed and added that precision in compiling of laws and assessment of the laws meant taking steps towards solution of problems of the people and related organs. 
Minister of Justice presented the mentioned draft laws to the meeting and the meeting discussed each of them separately and adopted the following decisions.
The draft law on provincial councils devised for regulating their affairs and their links with the local department and district and village shura and residents of the province needs reviewing. 
The meeting assigned a commission led by Justice Minister and membership of Mohammad Ashraf Rasuli advisor in judicial and legal affairs, Nassrullah Stanikzai chairman of the legal and judicial consultative board, Abdul Khaliq Farahi chairman of the Local Organs Department and the representative of the election commission should review the law and present their views to the one of the coming meetings of the council of ministers. 
The draft of the law on government cases, that is designed for preservation of public assets, follow up of legal issues on behalf of the government, considering the proposals and reforms advanced by the participants at the meeting was confirmed and shall be referred for final decision to the council of ministers. 
The draft of the law on government cases, that is designed for preservation of public assets, follow up of legal issues on behalf of the government, considering the proposals and reforms advanced by the participants at the meeting was confirmed and shall be referred for final decision to the council of ministers. 
The draft law on atomic energy that is designed for positive usage of atomic energy for peaceful means, ensuring the safety of security of the radio-active materials and its resources, prevention of proliferation and usage of radio-active and safety of environment was confirmed and referred to the CM meeting. 
The draft amendment to the phrase 13 of table 2 of special wages of postal transport in inside the country considering the improvement in it was also confirmed and referred for finalization to the CM meeting.

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The members of secretariat of preparing the holding of the National Peace Jirgah of the Youth of Afghanistan met with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president yesterday. 
It is said that different civil foundations of the youth of the country intend to hold a peace jirgah of Afghanistan with the participation of over 2000 youth of the country. 
The members of its secretariat of the youth in their meeting with Khalili said that at this jirgah discussions will take place on peace process, struggle against corruption, and problems of joblessness and education of the youth. 
They want to ensure attraction of the youth of the country for active participation in important issues and youth from different ranks including civil activists, students, journalists, and athletes and other would participate. 
Khalili considered the youth as the pioneer segment of the people and the government for bringing about of positive changes in the country and stressed that his view is such that the youth can play a helpful role in eradication of administrative corruption in the country. 
He added that the youth of the country considering their energy is away from the negative phenomenon. 
He also considered the role of the youth in creation of unity in the country and added that the youth of the country should not allow anyone to disrupt national unity and co-existence in the country. 
He assured them that he will convey their message to the president of the country.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Kabul (BNA)
Madam. President,
I wish to begin by thanking the Government of Brazil for hosting this historic conference. It is a distinct pleasure to be here today in this beautiful city.
We have come together in Rio for a common goal: ensuring a better future for the 7 billion people sharing this earth, and committing ourselves to a healthy, secure and prosperous world. Afghanistan is convinced that through effective and result-oriented cooperation and collaboration, we can realize our shared objective for sustainable development.
I speak to you on behalf of the people of Afghanistan. Two decades of strife and conflict have brought untold suffering upon the Afghan people. Poverty, hunger, and dismal socio-economic conditions have regrettably become part of daily life for many. Roughly one third of our people live below the national poverty line. Gender gaps in both literacy and education, and meager opportunities for employment remain a challenge, and have yet to be fully addressed.
Terrorism that has its roots and support systems outside our country, environmental and geographic vulnerabilities have complicated our efforts to overcome these challenges and unleash our human, resource, trade and transit potential.

Madam. President,
Despite the obstacles at hand, Afghanistan has made considerable, historic progress in improving the lives of our citizens over the past decade, better enabling them to live in safety and prosperity.
Over the past ten years, with support from the international community, we have made many improvements: More than 8 million children are currently attending schools throughout the country and 50,000 students are enrolled in universities; close to 90 percent of our population has access to primary health services; and the rate of child and maternal mortality has decreased significantly.
Thousands of kilometers of roads have been constructed or repaired, and extensive work has been done in the area of rural development with a special focus on local community empowerment, agriculture and irrigation. Afghan women are playing an increasingly visible and tangible role in politics, culture and the economy. Together, these advances are helping to improve human capital, trade, transit, and food security.
Above all, we’ve restored the foundations of democratic governance: Afghanistan today is a young democracy with an elected parliament, elected provincial councils and a free and independent media that allow our citizens a direct say in their country’s governance.
To further our development goals, we are also working diligently to make use of our untapped natural resources. We consider our natural treasures to be a catalyst for enriching our country, attracting foreign investment, increasing the rate of employment, and contributing to our overall stability and prosperity.
Having come so far, we are now focusing on making our progress irreversible and sustainable. We acknowledge that national ownership and international partnershipsare key for sustainability of all three pillars of development.
Therefore, Madam, President, full transition to Afghan ownership and leadership is a top priority for my Government.
Currently, we are in the process of building an Afghanistan in which the needs of the Afghan people are met by the Afghan people themselves. In this regard, we are on track to assume full responsibility for security in Afghanistan by end 2014. We will continue to work closely with the international community during the Transformation Decade of 2014-2025 to address our long-term social, economic, and developmental challenges.
Continued and sustained support of the international community will be particularly important in these years to come. Despite the aspirations for sustainable growth and development, the task will be impossible for Afghanistan without sufficient means of implementation. In this respect, and as a Least Developed Country (LDC), we strongly support the implementation of Istanbul Program of Action for the LDCs ( 2011-2020) and emphasize the fulfillment of past pledges of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and an increase in the level of financial support.
Mr. President,
We have come together at this historic conference to cooperate on a global level. However, the success of Rio+20 depends on the extent to which the agreements we make here are concrete and will help improve the lives of people around the world. In this context we support global efforts to come closer together, to share experiences, technology and resources.
And from an Afghan perspective, we need these concrete agreements so that we can integrate them into our national sustainable development planning during our transformation decade between 2014 and 2025.
As a land-locked developing country, we support the Almaty Program of Action and an increased level of regional cooperation. Through various processes, including the promising Istanbul Process for building confidence and strengthening cooperation in the Heart of Asia region whose second successful ministerial meeting we hosted in Kabul just last week, we are working to restore Afghanistan’s historic role as a land-bridge connecting South Asia, Central Asia and Eurasia and the Middle East. Invoking our historical roots as a crossroads of trade routes, we hope to be at the center of regional connectivity. Opening these paths will not only help Afghans but improve the lives of people around the region. It is in this context that we see the importance of South-South cooperation, which will also complement North-South cooperation. Therefore, we support an acceleration of this process.

Madam, President,
The building of infrastructure and capacity is of the utmost importance to achieving sustainable development. Only by building up our human and physical capital can we combat endemic unemployment and poverty.
The sharing of knowledge and experience is critical to our success. This is what we have come to realize over the past ten years. Now, during our transformation decade, it is important that the sharing of technology and experience helps to create a sustainable Afghanistan.
We are pleased to see the progress that has been made on this front here at Rio and we hope to see the implementation of these transfers soon.

Madam, President,
It is my fervent hope that Rio+20 will prove to be a historic success in launching the entire world—including the Least Developed Countries-into a future of sustainable development.
I wish to reiterate my Government’s resolute commitment to helping advance cooperation for sustainable development at the international level.

Thank you