19 April 2019

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Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Newly-appointed district governors related to a number of districts in Daikundi and Bamyan provinces met with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on Wednesday, BNA reported.
The participants appreciated the transparency in recruitment process, central government trust in them and efforts made by second VP on rule of law and institutionalization of administrative justice, the agency added.
Congratulating their appointment as new district governors in Bamyan and Daikundi, VP Danesh stressed that as you have been appointed through a transparent process, you should perform your activities based on the country’s laws.  About their demands to address urgent needs of people during unexpected incidents such as floods and seasonal rainfalls, VP Danesh vowed to chase their demands through relevant administrations.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA)  Chief Executive of the National Unity Government (NUG), Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with the United Nations’ Secretary General Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto at the Spidar Palace, his office said Wednesday.
The UN special representative first briefed about his trip to the United Nations, general compound to the CE and then said that the UN would support an Afghan-led and Afghan owned peace talks, said the office.
He asked for regional coordination for the Afghan peace talks, according to the statement.
Dr. Abdullah meanwhile, thanking the UN for its Afghan peace support, said efforts for peace have been accelerated in the country.
Both sides also exchanged views on the Doha peace meeting, upcoming presidential elections and other regional issues, the statement said.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The draft regulation to Afghanistan High Council of Telecommunications and Information Technology (AHCTIT) which has 4 chapters and 28 articles was approved by President Ghani on Wednesday, BNA reported.
According to the agency, the aim behind reestablishing of the council is standard and sustainable development of information technology and telecommunications programs across the country.
It is merit to mention that existence of the council will be permanent for decision making on telecommunications and information technology projects.
The council will be held by the president and the minister of telecommunications and information technology will e its chief executive officer, BNA went on to say.
Likewise, general department of High Economic Council (HEC) secretariat will be led by the ministry of telecommunications and information technology.
Led by Second Vice President, AHCTIT was officially established on 1386/02/03 based upon presidential decree no.  460 and was operational until 1391.
The council has 19 members, 16 of whom were permanent members and three others were performing their duty rotationally.
The first meeting of the council is expected to be held in near future.


Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with the departing peace delegation, said: “You are representing the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the nation in Qatar,” a statement from the Presidential Palace said the other day.
“You have started a mission for which, the nation has waited for 40 years, which is a lasting peace in the country,” said the president as quoted by the statement.
Addressing the gathering of the delegation, the president said:  “Our rights are clear in the country and the tolerance of this land is like the Hindukosh Mountain giants severe feelings.”
He said the country was witnessing bloodshed, suicide bombing, explosions, bombings and other disasters and the people are affected physically and mentally.  “But we want to end the 40 year old war and avoid selfishness for the future generation.”
The president went on as saying that only the people can decide that what condition they accept and what they oppose, as the final decision for peace was of the nation.
“You represent the government and the people in the Qatar Conference and this mission is very important,” the president told the gathering.
In part of his speech, the country’s president went on as saying that there was no way except negotiations and that the history has shown that aliens couldn’t decide for us, the statement quoted.
Bloodshed is not success and that no one is the winner and the loser for a political solution, said the president.
You are the messengers of the government and the nation and have responsibility to clearly speak for the system survival, legality and strengthening of the administrations with the Taliban and that the people are waiting for what you bring from the Qatar meeting, the president advised.


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