18 November 2018

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  During a meeting with Saudi Arabia ambassador to Kabul Jassin Mohammad Al-Khaldi, deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs Fazel Sancharaki stressed on that country’s cooperation with Afghanistan in the fields of media and cultural affairs, BNA reported Tuesday.
Pointing at Saudi Arabia’s role and position in Islamic world, deputy MoIC thanked its efforts in bolstering Afghan peace process.
He asked Saudi Arabia to further enhance efforts to boost cultural and media relations between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia ambassador to Kabul stressed that Afghanistan is part of the Islamic world and Afghans are the religious brothers of our people, the agency added.
He assured of his country’s continued cooperation with Afghanistan particularly in term of cultural and media affairs.
In the meeting Dr. Muhibullah Zakri publication advisor of MoIC was also present.
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the coordination board meeting was held between the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC and international entities working in cultural fields in Afghanistan, BNA reported on Tuesday.
According to the agency, attended by the MoIC’s advisor on cultural affairs Dr. Khoshhal Rouhi, after discussions, the meeting finalized and approved the board’s procedure and duties.
Likewise, the international entities’ representatives and in-charges working in cultural sections in Afghanistan regularly presented their last three months’ work report and agreed upon sharing information between the ministry of information and culture and them, during which the board’s members list was also finalized.  Furthermore, Acting MoIC Hasina Safi stressed that those international organizations that are working in cultural fields in Afghanistan should share their activities with her ministry and be operational in coordination with other international entities that are the board’s members.
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  Chaired by Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi, the coordination board meeting was held between the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC and international entities working in cultural fields in Afghanistan, BNA reported on Tuesday.
According to the agency, attended by the MoIC’s advisor on cultural affairs Dr. Khoshhal Rouhi, after discussions, the meeting finalized and approved the board’s procedure and duties.
Likewise, the international entities’ representatives and in-charges working in cultural sections in Afghanistan regularly presented their last three months’ work report and agreed upon sharing information between the ministry of information and culture and them, during which the board’s members list was also finalized.  Furthermore, Acting MoIC Hasina Safi stressed that those international organizations that are working in cultural fields in Afghanistan should share their activities with her ministry and be operational in coordination with other international entities that are the board’s members.
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA)  In a consultative meeting held at the Sapidar Palace, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and hundreds of elders, Jihadi figures, youth and culturists from different provinces exchanged views on political and security situation and upcoming presidential elections, BNA reported.
At the outset, a number of influential figures and elders spoke and lauded the CE’s national stances over the last years, asking him to clarify his views on upcoming changes particularly the presidential elections, the agency further said.
Thanking the participants for their support, CE Abdullah said we would not remain indifferent before people’s destiny and Afghanistan’s future.
Pointing at the country’s sensitive political and security situation, Dr. Abdullah added that decisions on ahead changes would be taken in consultation with different segments of people.
He stressed that Afghan people’s interests have always been considered in his decisions, adding nothing would be done in upcoming issues to be in contrary with national interests.
 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 07:09

National Gallery Building Inaugurated

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture Hasina Safi on Tuesday reopened the National Gallery building after its repairing completed, Bakhtar News Agency (BNA) reported.
National Gallery building’s history goes back to a hundred years and to protect its historical value, the ministry of information and culture has spent ten million Afghanis from its development budget for its repairing, according to BNA.
During the inauguration ceremony which was attended by the ministry’s advisors and a number of directors, besides calling reopening of the National Gallery an important step towards art works’ protection and preservation, Acting Minister Ms. Safi pointed out that the National Gallery in-charges should work on regular cultural plans to hold art works’ exhibitions two times in a month.
Art works can help us show Afghanistan’s real feature and history to the people, she added.
Furthermore, she stressed that the ground should be prepared to display the artists’ works so the enthusiasts can visit the exhibitions’ works and national gallery belongings.
Likewise, Directors of National Gallery, Mohammad Hashim Shareq thanked the ministry’s leadership for their cooperation in this respect.  He added there are 338 artworks being displayed in National Gallery halls.
Pointing at some problems and needs, he said, National Gallery needed a standard hall to display the artworks, a depot, a lab to repair the artworks, special lights, air conditioning system, art library, artworks’ digitalization and internet.
He added the ground should also be prepared for opportunities to hold professional educational programs.
At the end, Acting Minister Safi looked round the National Gallery and visited its different sections.
National Gallery in-charge, Sabera Rahmani told BNA that the gallery’s exhibition would be opened at visitors free of charge for a week.
 

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in a meeting with US ambassador to Kabul John Bass here at the Sapidar Palace, said presidential elections would be held on its due date. A statement from the CE Press office said yesterday.
Both sides discussed ongoing political and military situation, elections, peace process and bilateral relations, the statement added.
Dr. Abdullah said election will be held on due time, adding that peace is separated from elections. “Afghan government, electoral commissions, Afghanistan’s partners, UN and International Organizations are working to hold the elections on its due time and date.”
Reiterating his country’s support, US ambassador said his country was also committed to holding of on time presidential elections in Afghanistan.
 

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Kabul (BNA) The government of Afghanistan is fully committed to hold the 2019 presidential elections as per the Afghan constitution and the date determined by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), Haroon Chakhansuri tweeted on Tuesday, after media reports that US was discussing to postpone the upcoming presidential elections.
Presidential spokesman Chakhansuri said in his twitter account that continuity in a democratic process was a must. “Any other proposal than the will of Afghans which is outlined in our constitution is simply not acceptable.
The Trump administration is considering pushing the Afghan government to postpone the April 2019 presidential election while it tries to reach a peace deal with the Taliban to end a 17-year war, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Journal cited unnamed source, some American officials worried the irregularities and protected political turmoil that routinely accompany Afghan voting could paralyze or destroy any peace process US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is able to launch.
 

Wednesday November 14, 2018
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a wide-ranging appearance by video conference at Johns Hopkins University, where he was formerly a professor, voiced confidence on Monday on reaching a peace deal to end the Taliban insurgency but warned Pakistan’s alleged meddling risked sparking long-term hostility.
“I feel that it is now not a question of if, but when,” “All wars have to end politically. There are very few wars, particularly the wars of the 21st century, that are going to end militarily,” he said.
According to the AFP, President Ghani, who is running for re-election next year, said he was offering unconditional talks and pointed to an unprecedented ceasefire with the Taliban in June as a hopeful sign.
“There is total agreement between the US government and Afghan government to move the peace process forward,” President Ghani said, while stressing that Kabul rather than Washington would lead the negotiations. “I am committed to this, to make it happen, because it is a demand of the society.”
President Ghani said that last month’s killing of senior Afghan general Abdul Raziq, by a shooter who Kabul says trained in Pakistan, has “brought an intense level of distrust.” “We equally offer peace to Pakistan to put an end to the undeclared state of hostilities between our two countries,” President Ghani said.
The president said he had not seen a “substantive and measurable change” from Pakistan under its new prime minister, Imran Khan. He said he that wanted assurances in any peace deal that the Taliban, if laying down their arms, were not simply “going to be replaced by another state-sponsored group.”

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Shaberghan City (BNA) At least 700 drought and war affected families have received foodstuffs in northern Jawzjan province yesterday.
Zabihullah Zahid district governor of Darzab told BNA correspondent, the families recognized based on a survey launched by World Foods Organization’ office in Darzab district of the province. 
The distribution aids include flour, cooking ghee, pea, salt and sugar.
The drought and war affected families will be received aids for next two months.
It has been said, after ensuring security in Darzab districts it is the first assistance packages that distributed to affected families.
M.A.Ansari
 

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Ghazni City (BNA) Humanitarian assistances have been sent by Afghan Red Crescent to 1000 displaced families in Ghazni province.
According to BNA report, Nawroz Ali Alizadeh deputy Secretary General for Afghan Red Crescent told reporters, Afghan Red Crescent as a humanitarian organization aiming to decrease human suffering have sent humanitarian aids to war-affected families in Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province.
The submitted assistances including foodstuffs (rice, bean, cooking ghee, sugar and tea), non-foodstuffs (tents, blankets, shelters and kitchen sites) and health raw materials.
As soon as possible the aids will be distributed to displaced and war-affected families in two rounds.
It is mentionable that, hundreds families left their houses after that Taliban terrorist group started massive attacks on Jaghori and Malistan districts of Ghazni province.
M.A.Ansari
 

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