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Thursday June 27, 2019
FIROZ KOH CITY (BNA) Four members of Taliban group have joined peace process in western Ghor province yesterday.
Abdul Hai Khatibi spokesman of Ghor governor told BNA reporter, the Taliban members leading by Mullah Abdul Qasim laid down their hand weapons and joined peace process in Firoz Koh city the provincial capital of the province.
The Taliban members have joined peace process by efforts of national security directorate, provincial council, religious scholars and tribal elders of the province, Khatibi added.
Leader of the group said after that they would be participated in ensuring peace and reconstruction of the country.
M.A.Ansari


 

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:23

Gang of Criminals Detained in Kabul

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Police of Kabul have detained a gang of criminals yesterday.
Nasrat Rahimi acting of interior ministry spokesman office told BNA, Obed who is the cause of a number of crime cases in different districts of Kabul and also led a network of gunners in Kabul city, detained by police forces.
The attempt to plunge other members of the gang continues.
T. Yarzada

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:23

57 Taliban Rebels Killed in Air Strike

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Ghazni (BNA) Fifty-Seven armed Taliban rebels were killed an air strike in Ghazni province last night.
Emal Mohmand press-in charge of Thunder 303 army corps told BNA, the attack took place near the rally of armed Taliban group in Dehyak District, in which 57 Taliban terrorist group were killed.
Rahmatullah Mobarez military in charge of Taliban for Dehyak District was also among the deeds, said Mohmand.
In the air raid, numerous of weapons and several vehicles of the rebels have been destroyed, he added.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:22

Suspected Persons Arrested in Kunduz

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kunduz (BNA)  Four suspected persons have been detained by commando forces operation in Kunduz province last night.
Abdul Ghafar Nuristani press in charge of Khas operation army corps told BNA, the suspected persons were detained by commando forces operation from three regions of Khanabad District.
Numerous of weapons were also seized from the suspected, said Nuristan.

 

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:21

Commentary

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Although there is much talking about the development of negotiation between America and Taliban but US foreign secretary Mike Pampeo says so far is nothing finalized.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently US secretary of state was in Kabul and visited the leadership of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The visit of this American senior official from Kabul takes place exactly in a time, when the problem of Afghanistan is accompanied with special developments, the most important of that is an early visit of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani from Pakistan, the start of the new round of talks between Taliban and US and the sessions of NATO defense ministers which be held in Brussels who will discuss the political solution of Afghan problem.
In such a situation the visit of American foreign secretary from Kabul is understandable.
He has said that he has expected the Afghan peace agreement to be signed in less than two and half months. The negotiation with Taliban for finalizing the draft on counterterrorism straggle is very close.
US secretary of state also has said that in negotiation with Taliban four issues this is counter terrorism straggle, the presence of international forces, inter Afghan dialogues and ceasefire, but agreement only on one issue is impossible and so far, nothing is finalized.
He also has said that America has not talked with Taliban in absence of Afghan government and people but tried to draw all Afghans in to negotiation table, in order to build jointly the prospect of their country by their own.
The US foreign minister insisted that the time has reached for Pakistan to practically cooperate with peace process of Afghanistan.
Afghan people and government seriously believe that only inter – Afghan talks can shorten the peace process and only the foreigners can facilitate the process, the issue has been discussed in negotiations between the representatives of US and Taliban.
Afghan government and people welcome and effort than can shorten the process but only desiring is not enough, peace should be persistence and all Afghans enjoy it equally.
Afghan issue has foreign complicated dimensions, passing time it is becoming clearer. Therefore the true and honest cooperation of foreign countries is of great importance. For this reason US foreign minister says, (Pakistan should practically cooperate Afghan peace process.)
The statements indicate that this is not only Afghan people and government that call Pakistan’s insufficient, American and its allies also expressed their concerns about the activities of Pakistan in that regard. The US is not consent with Pakistan’s cooperation in the process. Therefore, it requires Pakistan to change its policies in that regard.
Also there are other countries that have changed Afghanistan in the battle ground for their rivalries which protracted the war in Afghanistan and further complicated peace process in that country.
We hope the efforts of US and other countries to have good consequences and the groups involve in Afghan conflict come together and end the sufferings of their people.    

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at his office the other day and discussed enhancing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) capacity and movement, bilateral relations, peace talks and upcoming presidential elections, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
Lauding bolstering ANDSF movement and capacity, US secretary of state added that Afghan security forces have shown better abilities over the last months, the statement added.
Both sides also expressed happiness on bolstering ties between the government of Afghanistan and United States of America.
President Ghani said that the government of Afghanistan and its international partners have shown their will and preparations to find a solution to end long-lasting political crisis in the country and now it is the time that the Taliban and their supporters also show such preparations.
Thanking US. Efforts on Afghan peace process, the president added that friend countries and international partners are expected to avoid outspread and individual efforts, adding peace efforts will follow with fruitful results when they are made with coordination and unitedly.
During the meeting which was attended by Chief Executive. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, he said that majority of Afghans ask for lasting peace in the country on a condition if achievements and values made on Afghan people sacrifices not to be lost.
Mr. Pompeo said that the US would support peace talks and upcoming presidential elections and is ready to cooperate in this respect.
In his turn, President Ghani stressed that to guarantee a transparent and fair elections, friend countries and organizations should not only increase the number of observers but also coordinate with elections partners.
Yarzada

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The ActingMinister of Foreign, Salahuddin Rabbani, met with the Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Vinay Kumar, the ministry’s press office said the other day.
Both sides discussed key issues on peace talks, the up-coming presidential elections and Afghanistan-India Strategic Partnership Council, the office said.
Yarzada

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul BNA) In a meeting held on Wednesday, Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi reviewed different departments’ affairs such as research and tourism development and marketing department and tourism affairs’ management department, BNA reported.
According to the agency, attended by deputy minister of information and culture on finance, administrative and tourism affairs, Sayeda Mojgan Mostifavi, the participants briefed about their works particularly on tourism national draft policy, tourism strategy draft plan, tourism draft law, tourism national committee’s draft procedure and tourism institute’s statutes which have been prepared by the relevant departments.
The meeting also discussed establishing a hall with necessary equipment in research and tourism development and marketing department’s building, BNA added.
Acting Minister Safi stressed that the hall will be used for holding scientific, research and cultural programs being organized by concerned organs.
After hearing the mentioned departments’ functions, Acting Minister Safi stressed that all steps should be taken in coordination with the ministry’s relevant administrations.
She added efforts should be made to seek a way to improve and grow tourism industry.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Mumbai, India Exporters of Afghanistan’s finest fruits, nuts, spices, honey, and juices left a Mumbai trade event this week with contracts worth more than $123 million from buyers in India, one of the most lucrative trade events for Afghan agriculture exporters in recent years.
More than 55 exporters showcased their products at the two-day “Made in Afghanistan: Nature’s Best” Mumbai Trade Mission and Exhibition, organized by USAID in partnership with the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Fruit led the way with $56 million in deals, followed by Asafoetida, or ‘hinge,’ a spice used in food and cosmetics, with $43 million in deals.  Constructs worth $15 million were signed for nuts, primarily for pistachios and almonds.  Saffron reeled in deals valued at $4.6 million, while another $2.7 million was singed for other spices.  Juices and honey made up the rest.
“Coming to India was a game changer for us,” said Hasina Bezhan Zaeefi, owner of Akaam Zaeefi, one of the women exporters invited to participate. “It gave us access to major Indian byers.”
USAID is linking Afghan producers of high-value products with buyers from all over the world to benefit the Afghan economy and their journey to self-reliance.
Yarzada

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  A historical relic has been submitted to the national Museum at the presence of the Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, a statement from the ministry said the other day.
The relics was submitted by the representative of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and has been said that the NDS personnel has seized it in the country’s northern province of Takhar , the agency added.
The seized relic has been said to be an ovate-type stone with an estimated one-meter length or probably a scepter or a device used for chopping beans, said head of the National Museum.
It has also been said to be related to the bronze era, dating back to 5 millennia, said the official adding more study is needed to be made to signify the exact historical background, the statement quoted.
The country’s acting ministry of information and culture thanked the NDS representative for handing over the found relic and said any Afghan citizen were responsible for the preservation and protection of the country’s historical relics.
Yarzada

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