24 October 2019

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Wednesday October 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, 7th meeting of executive committee for prevention of corruption and expansion of systems was held yesterday at Sapidar Palace.
In the meeting, joint directors of the working committee delivered activities and working groups of the committees. Working group of judicial affairs reported that they have followed decisions of the previous meetings which were about specification of the position of forensic medicine and suggestion for providing necessary materials to the forensic medicine to donors. Meanwhile, incomes working group informed of holding 14 working meetings in which they have worked on seven institutions.
In the meeting, representative of the ministry of mines informed of implementation of 116 orders, adding that 50 other orders were under execution.  Afterwards, human resources working committee informed of holding seven meetings about doing some activities and delivered brief report regarding implementation of orders in government institutions. Afghanistan Integrity Watch also delivered its report about counter corruption commission and briefed related to problems, lack of transparency and independency in Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services. Representative of Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) also delivered the committee’s work and activities since it was established years ago to the meeting.
After hearing the reports of the respective committees, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah by praising the respective committee for their works instructed that a meeting should be held between MoI, MoPH and AGO to finally decide on proposal and suggestions of judicial working committee. Chief Executive said that transparency should be maintained in works and all works of each institution should be followed clearly to prevent bewilderment. The country’s Chief Executive also instructed that incomes-related working committee should hold a working meeting with ministry of mines and share a complete report regarding implementation of the orders.

Wednesday October 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended the crowning ceremony held in Japan, BNA reported. Leaders from more than 180 world countries have also attended the grand ceremony. Emperor just in his rational costume appeared in the ceremony and received the sword decorated with jewelries, which is the symbol of his country’s might and officials started work as Japan’s Emperor. Representing the government of Afghanistan, President Ghani, First Lady and Bashir Mohib, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Japan attended the ceremony.
Japan has long cooperated with Afghanistan, especially in the implementation of development projects, hosting international conferences on Afghanistan. According to another report, the country’s President also in a meeting with the Japanese Kumitu political party leader, who is also founder of the Japan coalition interim government, discussed bilateral relation and historical and cultural relation of the two countries. In the meeting, the Japanese Kumitu political party leader said his party would support any of his country’s government’s policy which was in the interest of Afghanistan development. Thanking him, the country’s President said Afghanistan had good and friendly relation with any of the world and regional countries and wanted the relations expanded.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the victory of the Labral Party led by Justine Trudeau and Justine Trudeau’s re-election as the Canadian prime minister, a statement from Arg said Tuesday.
“On behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, the country’s president congratulated Trudeau for his re-election as the Prime Minister of Canada and wished him success,” the statement said.
The country’s president, according to the statement, said: “Our main focus is one further tightening relation between the wo countries.”
The country’s president expressed gratitude on the Canadian continued cooperation in the fields of development, security and women empowerment in Afghanistan, according to the statement.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib in a meeting with British Ambassador to Afghanistan talked on issues of various agendas, a statement from his office said Tuesday.
The British Ambassador congratulated successfully holding of the presidential election and praised the country’s security and defense forces for their success to take security of the national process, said the statement.
Dr. Mohib said Taliban wanted to disturb the process by launching tens of terrorist attacks, but didn’t manage as the country’s security forces have had all out readiness to foil their plots and prevented them from reaching their target, the statement added.
Both sides talked about peace process, intra-Afghan dialogue and future cooperation between the two countries, according to the statement.
“Peace is a dire need of the Afghans and the current dispute should be ended by recognizing the main reasons of war,” said the statement quoting the National Security Advisor.

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