21 February 2019

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Thursday February 21, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Political deputy for foreign ministry, Idress Zaman met with UNICEF’s representative in Kabul.
According to information of foreign ministry’s press office to BNA, both sides exchanged views on mutual interest particularly UNICEF activities in Afghanistan, role of UNICEF aids to people’s life and cooperation regarding annihilation of polio.

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Electronic Governance Center inaugurated in the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology on Tuesday.
According to BNA report, during the inauguration ceremony, the minister of telecommunication and information technology Shahzad Aryoubi said the center opened to improve and ease the way of services. According to him, facilitation of public services’ process is one of the electronic services’ goals. Calling electronic services effective to accelerate public services’ process, the ministry’s spokesperson Sayer Zaland said electronic identity cards and passport services were done electronically and Kabul Traffic is expected to be equipped with these services in near future. He added all government administrations would be equipped with electronic tools until the next three years. The ministry’s head of electronic services department stated that the center would be the country’s specific address for electronic services.

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a decree appointed Waheed Omar as his senior advisor on public relations and strategic affairs here yesterday, BNA reported.
“Based on verdict 13, article 64 of the constitution, creation of the senior advisor post on public relations and strategic affairs and appointment of Waheed Omar is approved,” the decree read, adding the senior advisor could attend meetings of cabinet, national security and high economic councils. The decree tasked the advisor to draft policy and strategic communication’s lines, monitor its implementation and coordinate with the line organs.

Wednesday February 20, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received the United States Central Command Commander Gen. Joseph Votel at his office on Tuesday, BNA reported. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views on peace process, equipping and enforcement of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and joint fighting terrorism. “My mission’s period has come to end and my successor would be a person who understands Afghanistan’s situation and would work with the government and ANDSF as a strategic partner,” Gen. Votel said. Afterwards, appreciating US cooperation with Afghanistan in different fields and Gen. Votel services, the President said the ANDSF have become stronger and their professional and war capacities have improved. He added war on terror will continue and 40 years crisis would fundamentally end and lasting peace would restore in Afghanistan.

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