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Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:27

Civil Society holds meeting

Saturday September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The second meeting of Civil Society with the presence of minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen held here the other day.
In meeting attended by youths from across the country, officials, civil society activities and parliamentarians, Dr. Raheen in his speech lauded the role of youths in institutionalizing democracy in the country and calling on the youths to study hard and the take on Afghanistan towards progress and prosperity.
Dr. Raheen also promised to look into the problems of the youths through the Youth Affairs department of the ministry for information and culture.
An official with the Civil Society, Jawad Ataee, and lawmakers Hila Arshad, Ramazan Jumazada and Farkhunda Zahra Nadiri in their speeches counted poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and drug addiction and challenges lying ahead of the youths, calling on government to take necessary steps to overcome the problems.
At the end of the meeting, the manifesto of Civil Society was unanimously approved and later the members and central council of the body was elected.
 

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Rito Stocker chairman of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan met the other day with Mohammad Karim Khalili second vice-president.
At the meeting the Chairman of the ICRC in Afghanistan assured Khalili of continued assistance of the ICRC to the government and people of Afghanistan.
According to him the ICRC has been active in Afghanistan for the past 30 years and assisted the people of Afghanistan in different spheres.
  He added that the ICRC in Afghanistan is assisting the deserving displaced people and also cooperate with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).
Mohammad Karim Khalili representing the government and the people of Afghanistan praised the presence of the ICRC in the country and for its cooperation in this respect.
He added that I am in the process of the assistance of the ICRC to the government and people of Afghanistan and in the light of its assistance the in charges of the ARCS could deliver its aid to the deserving people in Afghanistan.
Khalili also thanked for the efforts exerted by the head of ICRC in Afghanistan in delivering it assistance in different spheres and wished success for Rito Stocker whose mission in Afghanistan has ended.
 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 12:18

President Karzai meets with UN Secretary General

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the UN Secretary General Ban-ki-moon the other day.
At this meeting that took place at the UN headquarters, issues pertaining to transition of security responsibility, forthcoming elections, process of peace and the mission of the UN after 2014 in Afghanistan.
The UN Secretary General regarding the transition of security from the international forces to the Afghan security forces said that Afghanistan is traversing from an important phase.
He expressed the hope that the efforts of the high peace council led by Salahudin  Rabani that is being carried I order to restore peace in Afghanistan succeed.
  At this meeting Salahuddin Rabbani asked the UN Secretary General to delete the names of the Taliban leaders from the UN black list in order that talks for peas in Afghanistan succeed.
President Karzai called the UN mission in Afghanistan after the 2014 as very important and added that both sides should reach a joint understanding in this respect.
Meanwhile, President Karzai met in his residence in New York with AsfandyarWali Khan Chairman of National Awami Party of Pakistan and both sides at this meeting exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the region.
 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 11:58

Defense minister attends ISAF meeting

Sunday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Defense minister General Bismillah Khan Mohammadi attended the joint meeting of ISAF command yesterday, press office of defense ministry said.
In the meeting according to the source, training and equipping of national army, security transition and the green-on-blue attacks came under discussion.
In the meeting, the defense minister said the national army is capable to assume the security responsibility completely.
Counting the reasons for green-on-blue attacks, the defense said the enemies protégé cultural and religious motivations can be the reason behind insiders attack, adding the government in collaboration with the international community would do its best to check such attack.
 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:16

4 mine planters killed in Kunar

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) four mine planters killed in explosion of mine in Kunar province.  Interior ministry press office said to BNA, four min planters wanted to place a mine in the vicinities of Manogi district of Kunar province; the mine exploded and killed them.  According to another report, seven mines were placed by terrorists for barbaric actions in the different regions of Urozgan, Herat and Nangarhar provinces were discovered and defused by the national police forces. T.
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) the water and energy ministers of Turkmenistan arrived Kabul today.  BNA reporter reported from Kabul International Airport, this trip took place in invitation of Afghanistan water and energy ministry, this delegation during their one day stay in Kabul; they talked on increasing important power of Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and extension of new power line from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and investment on water dams in Afghanistan. 
 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:09

World Peace Day observed in Kabul

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA)  A function held here to mark the World Peace Day.  Attended by government functionaries, UNIMA officials, parliamentarians and members of High Peace Council, the deputies of the special envoy of the United Nations in their speeches announced their support to peace talks with the armed oppositions.  Pointing out the nearing the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan, both the officials said that the international community would continue to support Afghanistan to achieve self-reliance in the fields of security, economy, social, military training and social infrastructures.
In his address in the meeting, the minister for information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen described peace as the prime need of Afghans, adding the Afghans are peace loving people.
He also noted that the government-initiated national reconciliation can help to achieve peace in the country.
 

Saturday, 29 September 2012 08:08

Tourism industry facing degradation: Dr. Raheen

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister of information and culture Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen has said that the tourism industry has been faced with degradation in the country.  Addressing the conference to mark the World Tourism Day, here the other day, Dr. Raheen pointed out the tourism industry has been facing problems nowadays even though the country with having old civilizations and historical monuments, the outcome is few.  He also stated that around 1200 historic monuments are facing extinction presently, cautioning if the government and international community do not pay necessary attention, Afghanistan would lose part of its cultural heritages which is part of the world’s civilization.  Afghanistan, he noted is the land of tourism, adding famous tourists from China, India and Greece had written about their tours to Afghanistan.  Dr. Raheen also9 noted that Afghanistan has the capacity to earn between 4 billion to 7 billion US dollars through tourism if the tourism industry is developed.  In the conference, the message of President Hamid Karzai was also readout by Prof. Nabi Farahi the deputy to the ministry for information and culture.  In his message the president besides congratulating the day also stressed for boosting tourism as part of economic activity in the country.  Meantime, the ministry for information and culture has proposed the formation of Tourism High Council to the cabinet Dignitaries among others spoke at the conference include UNESCO’s representative Sara Noshadi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Irshadi, Bamyan governor Habiba Sarabi, Agha Khan Foundation representative Ali Mouji, Khalil Minawi and head of national radio and television Zarin Anzor.  Later on Prof. Farahi and Mubaraiz Rashidi also inaugurated the handicraft exhibition to mark the World Tourism Day.
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met in his residence with the President of Poland the other day.  At the meeting they discussed the assistance of Poland after 2014 and the proposal for strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Poland.
The President of Poland presented the proposed strategic cooperation document to President Karzai so that the government of Afghanistan will study its conditions and share its views with the Polish Government.
Hamid Karzai called Poland Afghanistan’s historic friend and thanked for its assistance in training of the Afghan security forces in recent years.  President Karzai discussing the draft of the strategic cooperation document between Afghanistan and Poland said that this document will be studied by the Afghan foreign ministry and the National Security Council and then our conditions will be shared with the Polish side.
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai participated the other day at the tri-partite meeting with President of Pakistan and British Premier David Cameron.
At the meeting the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Britain discussed peace, stability and current situation, strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan and struggle against extremism.  President Karzai agreed with the President of Pakistan on finalization of the draft of the strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan till the end of 2013 in an effort to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two nations.  At this meeting David Cameroon committed himself that his country will support the current efforts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Hamid Karzai and President Asif Ali Zardari for further strengthening of relations between the two nations praised the outstanding role of Britain in improving ties between the two nations.  Zardari reiterated on the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan and said that before the advent of Eidul-Adha, it is expected that the delegation of the Afghan high peace council visit Pakistan and this will be a big steps towards progress of peace efforts.
President Karzai appreciated the continued assistance and cooperation of Britain and Pakistan in the past years.
At the end it was agreed that the ministers of foreign affairs of Afghanistan and Pakistan will continue their discussions in order to finalize the strategic cooperation document between the two nations and to attain progress and assessment of this process will met in the near future.
 

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