CM Adopts Addendum To The National Budget Of 1391

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Strategic Perspective For Decade Of Change Was Taken At Council Of Ministers
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai chaired the CM session at the presidential place yesterday. 
To begin with minister of Finance informed the CM over the strategic perspective of decade of change that would be taken up at the Tokyo conference. 
In accordance with the Kabul, London and Tokyo conferences, the international community will declare their long-term commitments towards supporting Afghanistan for its self-sufficiency. 
Meanwhile the Afghan government will present a document that would encompass the strategic viewpoints and a realistic plan and the world support to this plan would bring in self-reliance and stability to Afghanistan during the transition and the reform decade of change period. 
The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan though is in need of financial support during the decade of change (2015-20125) shall take over all security responsibilities till 2014 on gradual basis and meanwhile will take the leadership of all development activities for bringing about of a basic system of investment in Afghanistan for attaining of economic development and financial stability. 
This plan was confirmed in principle and the ministry of finance was instructed to rectify this document with the cooperation of the related organs and especially the ministry of economy as per the suggestions of the CM meeting and after confirmation of the economic committee of the CM present it to the coming CM meeting. 
Advisor of national security informed the CM on the Shanghai conference to be held in China in the near future and stressed that for years Afghanistan has attended this conference as a guest however at the coming meeting Afghanistan will attend as observer and shall have active role in economic and cultural spheres. 
In addition alongside this meeting meetings will be held with the Russian, Turkish and Pakistan sides on issues of mutual interest and regional issues and with the Chinese government the strategic cooperation agreement that has been signed in 2006 will be discussed and at the end of this meeting a joint statement will be issued. 
The deputy political minister of foreign ministry informed the CM on Kabul Conference Process with the participation of foreign ministers of this region, international financiers and the region organizations to be held in the month of this year in Kabul. 
He noted that this conference will assess the commitments of the international community towards Afghanistan such as regional participation and political outcomes, terrorism issues, narcotics, cultural cooperation and trust building on voluntary basis. 
Minister of public works shared the construction problems on the Salangs highway. 
He said that since ISAF procurement is taking place through this highway and due to traffic jams of vehicles through this highway its repairs cannot be materialized and on the other hand due to bad roads the passage of vehicles delays and the people are facing serious problems that needs the cooperation of the security organs, the finance ministry with the public works ministry. 
The CM advised the administration affairs department of the CM to manage creation of the ministerial commission led by Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president so that the committees supervise the responsibilities and progress of work in this direction. 
Minister of finance presented the addendum of the National Budget for the year 1391. 
He said that recently the financier countries have committed a sum of Afs. 23.39 billion to the budgets of defense, interior ministries and the central statistical administration and Afs 1.64 billion for the development projects of ministries of education, health and refugee and expatriate affairs which is presented as an addendum to the National Budget of 1391 and with the increase of the Afs. 23.39 billion the ordinary budget increases to Afs 157.08 billion and by increasing of Afs. 1.461 billion the development budget raise to Afs 112.693 billion and the national budget as a whole indicate Afs 269.77 billion.  
The CM confirmed the addendum, to the national budget of 1391 and assigned the finance ministry to send it for adoption to the National Assembly. 
Meanwhile, the charter of the heart disease institute of Afghanistan was presented by justice minister and the CM advised the ministers of justice and finance led by health minister to finalize this charter. 
At the end, three international conventions were presented to the CM by deputy minister for political affairs of foreign ministry and its acting minister which were confirmed by the CM accordingly.

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