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President wants Afghan-Iran border to be a trade hub

KABUL: Kabul has always tried to improve trade ties with Tehran, President Ashraf Ghani said on Friday, desiring greater bilateral cooperation in the wake of the Iran-US agreement. During a meeting with Iran’s Interior Minister Abdul Raza Rahmani Fazli at the Presidential Palace here, Ghani stressed the need for enhanced …

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Delegates from 70 nations, int’l forums attend RECCA VI in Kabul

India-Iran-Afghanistan connectivity via Chabahar port, Pak-China economic corridor via Gawadar port, KASA 1000, Afghanistan-Central Asia and Europe connectivity via a railway line are some of the significant economic regional projects to be discussed in the conference Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi KABUL: The Sixth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan—themed “The Silk …

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Ministries urged to spur development budgets spending

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) in a joint venture with parliament and civil society launched a one-day conference to explore ways to nudge the government and its ministries to spur the spending of development budget. The Deputy Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga, Muhammad Alam Ezedyar, …

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Haqqanis main bone of contention with Islamabad

KABUL: The Afghan government on Tuesday identified the presence of terrorist groups, particularly of the Haqqani network on the Pakistani soil “the main source of contention between the two neighbouring countries. The declaration from the Presidential Palace in Kabul comes on the heels of a recent visit to Pakistan by …

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MRRD executes100-day action plan

By Farhad Naibkhel-KABUL: The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) on Tuesday announced that it has implemented its 100-day action plan. The Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Nasir Ahmad Durani, said that the MRRD pledged to implement 1,370 uplift projects, but currently it has implemented 1,957 projects at …

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President declares jihad against corruption

Abdul Zuhoor Qayomi-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani declared Jihad against corruption in the country. He said that phenomenon is threatening survival of the state. Addressing a conference under the title of ‘Islam and the fight against corruption’ here on Tuesday, the president stressed that religious scholars can play an important role …

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