24 February 2018

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Saturday February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a national consultative conference and met a number of tribal elders, jihadi figures and provincial councils’ representatives, his office said in a statement. The conference which was held in Salam Khana Palace, the president said peace was an Allah the almighty’s gift, according to the statement. “This is your house where has been given to me for a few days and I thank you for this,” the president said. The president said your message was that rule of law is the way to get rid of ongoing crisis in the country, the statement added.
He added, after a deadly terrorist attack in Kabul, a young boy sent me a message and said we have not elected you to cry, but we elected you to have a firm will and follow peace, therefore, we would follow this goal and would reach a good result if god willing, the statement said. The president said I would like to reflect the dream of peace which is in your hearts. “Without throughout reforms, it is difficult to restore peace in the country,” the president said. Peace would not be done one-side and it needs negotiation, he continued.
He said Amanullah Khan had the best dreams, but they had not been practiced, because he had not been supported by a nation like you and was in a limited circle, adding I want to complete the unfinished chapter of Amanullah Khan, because now the people want this. He said restoring peace was difficult unless refugees and IDPs problems are tackled. The president said there have been many obstacles before peace in the country, as land usurpation was one of them. “We have retaken 400000 jeribs of land from usurpers so far and we are making effort to remove all obstacles before peace process,” the president said. During the conference, head of High Peace Council (HPC) Mohammad Karim Khalili said we have held many meetings with elites, political parties, cultural organizations, women and media over the last seven months, and reached this result that peace is a dire need in the country and ending war is one of the Afghan people old dreams.
He clarified that war is not the solution and peace is the only way to overcome the ongoing challenges throughout the country. Likewise, the resolution of the national consultative conference was read out by Halima Sadaf and Rahman Qaderi. The resolution asked the government of Afghanistan to pay serious heed in strengthening of the Afghanistan security forces and doesn’t let the political circles to interfere in their affairs.
 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) To mark 1358, 3rd Hoot uprising of Kabul people, a ceremony was held by Afghanistan national resistance trend, social and civil society organizations in press international center the other day, BNA reported.
According to BNA, the ceremony was attended by Sayed Hussain Alimi Balkhi, minister of refugees and repatriates, Fazel Sancharaki deputy minister of information and culture on publication affairs, members of Afghanistan national resistance trend, social and civil society organizations.
During the ceremony, Sayed Abdullah Hashimi head of Afghanistan youth national association and head of secretariat for Mohammad Qasim Fahim foundation as well as Murtaza Nikzad CE advisor on martyrs and disabled  affairs briefly spoke about 3rd Hoot uprising.
Deputy MoIC Sancharaki also spoke and called 3rd Hoot uprising an important event for the people of Afghanistan.  He added the uprising was a symbol of Afghan people unity against invaders.  At the head, minister of refugees and repatriates spoke and said people unity had been key before the uprising.
 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended a ceremony to hand over a flag has been signed by one million people in Herat to the Ministry of information and culture, the presidential palace said in a statement the other day.
The ceremony which was held in Arg and also attended by First Lady, to support the government and Afghan security forces, a Herat boy handed over a flag which was signed by one million people to the president, the statement further said.
While handling over the flag, the president said this flag would revise the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF commitment, the statement added.
Afterward, President Ghani and First Lady also signed on the flag and appreciated Herat youth initiative.
The president handed over the flag to acting minister of information and culture Prof. Mohammad Rasoul Bawari and said this was a big and historical gift and indicated the Afghan people strong unity, the statement continued.
 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) met Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman here the other day, the National Security Council’s press office said.
During the meeting Saudi Crown Prince has lent his weight behind the Afghan peace process and has called on all parties to the conflict to support the peace bid.
NSA Atmar was in Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Crown Prince Salman.  The two sides discussed the Afghan peace process during the meeting.  The Saudi crown prince supported the Afghan peace process and assured cooperation with the Afghan government.
The two sides also agreed on counter-terrorism efforts and chasing rebels who were refusing to negotiate or join the peace process.  NSA Mohammad Hanif Atmar assured the crown price of Afghanistan’s strong fight against terrorism and extremism and called the Saudi led military Islamic military alliance’s support to Afghanistan in the fight against global counterterrorism, as of high importance.  Economic ties, Afghan labors in the kingdom and generation of more work opportunities for the Afghans were during the meeting.  The Saudi leadership assured of generating more jobs and facilities for Afghan labor in the kingdom.
 

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