15 December 2019

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Saturday, December 14, 2010
Kabul (BNA) Acting Minister of Information and Culture, Hasina Safi, during a meeting with Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture called culture as the main index for developing of the bilateral cultural relations, Bakhtar News Agency reported on Friday.
Minister Safi emphasized on signing of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in areas of Culture, Tourism, Art and Publications, saying the MoUs would ease education of youth in aforesaid fields, the agency added.
Briefing about the scholarships and training programs being provided for Afghanistan, the Indonesian Minister said education has been provided for Afghan youth for near two decades, adding the process would be continued.
Hinting to enrichment of the libraries of the two countries’ universities, the Indonesian Ministers emphasized on creation ministerial-level cultural framework to discuss cultural related issues in the region, according to the agency.
Meanwhile Minister Safi called the enrichment of libraries of the two countries as of immense important, adding Afghanistan moving towards development after decades of war and called holding of such meetings crucial for strengthening of the bilateral ties.
The acting minister of information and culture said Afghanistan and Indonesia were celebrating 66 years of friendship ties, adding different cultural programs have been considered by the culturists and artists of the two countries. She also praised Indonesia’s assistance to Afghanistan, the agency added.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Deputy to the Culture and Art Minister of Information and Culture, Prof, Mohammad Rasoul Bawari inaugurated a calligraphy exhibition ‘Ganj-e-Qenaat’ at the National Gallery, here in Kabul, BNA reported the other day.
The deputy minister, during the ceremony said Afghanistan had many talented and known calligraphers such as Faiz Mohammad Katep Hazara, Ali Herawi Baihaqi etc, said the agency quoting him.
In the exhibition in which over hundreds of works and various types of calligraphies from 20 calligraphy society of Afghanistan have been displayed, the deputy ministers said calligraphy had deep root in the country’s history.
He said holding such exhibitions was the best way to identify the country’s artists work in various art-fields, the agency quoted.
Prof. Bawari also expressed the ministry’s support to art and artists of the country, said the agency.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi, leading a delegation to Indonesia, met with Indonesian deputy ministers of protection of children and women empowerment, BNA reported.
In the meeting, the Indonesian deputy ministers of the protection of children and women empowerment recalled of the ministries’ programs, adding that they were responsible to provide employment opportunities for women in their country as relevant ministries had local offices in all provinces of Indonesia through which they were addressing problems of women in the country too.
In the meeting, deputy ministers of the protection of children and women empowerment said that they have also launched women empowerment programs in remote areas and districts to give chance to women in development programs so that they could reach self-sufficiency.
Afterwards, acting minister of information and culture Hasina Safi spoke and recalled of Afghanistan government’s programs launched for women empowerment in various fields, adding that the ministry of women affairs was a policy-maker ministry and operating towards defending the women rights in the country.
Minister Safi further said that the government of Afghanistan was committed to several conventions in the field of supporting women.  Acting minister of information and culture also briefed related to Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and other national and international organizations operating towards defending Afghan women’s rights in the country, adding that currently nearly 300 women were working in judicial organs of the country.
She further said that more than 25 women were in Afghanistan parliament and more women now working as ministers, deputy ministers and ambassadors, showing strong determination and commitment of Afghanistan for empowerment of Afghan women in the country.

Monday, December 09, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Initiated by the Ministry of Information and Culture, Scientific and Re- search Seminar of Art in Recent 100 Year was held here in Kabul, BNA reported the other day.
At the outset, Prof. Mohammad Rasul Bawary, the Deputy to the Ministry of Information and Culture noted that at the seminar, artists have provided information about seven art works in the recent hundred years, the agency quoted.
The deputy minister said the High Council of Art reflects coordination and coordination of the artists, but said the council’s work and activities were not satisfactory, according to the agency.
He noted that if there was not coordination and cooperation between the artists, they will not reach their goals. Meanwhile, a message from the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was read out by Dr. Tareq Rashad, advisor to the Ministry of Information and Culture, saying arts have faced ups and downs for the last 100 years and ‘your efforts indicates various fields of arts in the recent 100 years.’
“You are now gathered to identify grounds to bring arts in life and make clear the availed problems,” the message read. To conclude with, a 7-point statement was also read out by Mahboba Babakarkhil, in which the situation of arts was analyzed. The statement said the related seven section of art was duty band to organize scientific seminars to separately analyze the art situation to over- come challenges facing art.

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