17 June 2019

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Sunday June 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Mohammad Ashraf Ghani President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan leading a high-ranking government officials left Kabul for Landon, today morning.
According to BNA report, during his official trip, President Ghani to meet with high-level government officials of England.
Meanwhile, during his staying in England, President Ghani would be attend cricket match to be held between Afghanistan and England national cricket teams in Manchester city on Tuesday, 18 June.

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sideline of CICA summit in Dushanbe of Tajikistan here yesterday, a statement said.
During the meeting, Iranian President said that Iran favors stability, security, and development in Afghanistan while emphasizing the need to deepen Tehran-Kabul economic relations.
“There are many opportunities for the development of bilateral and regional economic elation between the two counties,” President Rouhani said.
He went on to stress the importance of fighting drugs, adding,” in addition to social harms, a major portion of terrorism funding is supplied through drug trafficking, and this fact underscores the necessity of comprehensive fight against drug trafficking.”
One the two countries’ joint efforts in fighting and uprooting terrorism, Iranian President added. “The security of the regional countries, including Iran and Afghanistan, are tied to each other and therefore, establishing stability and development in the region depends on cooperation among the countries.”
He also said that the participation of all Afghan groups is necessary for the development and stability of the country.
For his part, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah appreciated Iran for supporting and helping the people of Afghanistan.
He also mentioned Iran’s efforts in fighting terrorism and drug trafficking and called for more cooperation between Tehran and Kabul in these fields.
“Iran has always been alongside the Afghan people and government, and we are always grateful for the help and support,” he said.
The Chief Executive has also met some leaders of the Central Asian countries on the sidelines of the conference, a statement from the CE press office said yesterday.
“We discussed bilateral relations, cooperation, peace and security development.  I thanked Rahmon for hosting the Summit and paying special attention to Afghanistan,” Dr. Abdullah tweeted after meeting the Tajik president.

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah left Kabul for Dushanbe to attend the 5th summit of heads of states and governments on Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) 1019.
Addressing the fifth summit of CICA, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday reiterated call on countries to deny safe haven to terrorists and tools that they use for their activities.
Dr. Abdullah said countries should increase cooperation, as “no country by itself alone could solve the problem of terrorism.”  He also added that Afghanistan is “thirsty for peace” and that it will make efforts to achieve peace.
Dr. Abdullah went on saying that peace in Afghanistan would benefit also the region, thanking countries who took initiatives on Afghan peace efforts, hoping cooperation in this regard will increase.
“We cannot leave one another alone in the fight against regional terrorism and increasing threat of terrorist groups such as Daesh in the region,” Dr. Abdullah said.  Member states of CICA include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan an Vietnam.
CICA membership covers about 90 percent of the territory and population of Asia.  It has another 8 states and 5 international organizations, including the UN, with observer status.

Sunday June 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani attended praying ceremony of Hazrat-e-Ayatullah Qurban Ali Mohaqiq Kabuli at Delkusha Palace grand mosque yesterday afternoon, BNA reported. The ceremony was also attended by Second Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danesh, a number of cabinet ministries, government officials, head of members of the overall Ulema council and the Shite Ulema Council of Afghanistan as well as the followers of late Mohaqiq Kabuli. President Ghani and other participants of the ceremony prayed for the soul of late Kabul and asked heaven for him from the court of Almighty Allah.

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