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Saturday 06 June 2020

President Ghani Inaugurates 17th Legislative Terms Of National Assembly

The 17th legislative  terms of national assembly was inaugurated by President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani here in Kabul the other day.

The session were attended by  high ranking governmental officials including Chief Executive Office Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Second Vice President Muhammad Sarwar Danish, Cabinet members, both houses members, Attorney General, Chief of Supreme Court including political figures and  a few delegates of foreign embassies.

Initially an MP from Ghor province and interim chief of Wolesi Jirga Ata Muhammad Dehqan Por in his statement welcomed presence of President Ghani, CEO Dr. Abdullah, Second Vice President, members of both house, cabinet members including political figures and foreign ambassadors in today’s inauguration ceremony.

Overall, interim chief of Wolesi Jirga pointed on three important of MPs responsibilities regarding to monitoring from government’s actions,   enacting of laws and  representing of people, meanwhile he urged that monitoring form government’s actions is not mean confrontation.

Likewise, Dehqan Por   talked in relation to peace and asserted that peace is essential and vital for people and emphasized on preserving of past achievements including   ensuring of social justice.

Moreover, interim chief of Lower House of Parliament asked from government and Taliban to announce bilateral ceasefire in holy Ramadan month in order to pave the ground of everlasting peace in the country.

At the meantime, President Ghan in his statement welcomed presence of present members in today’s session and reiterated that it was expected we would have inaugurated the present session six month ago, but it was delayed due to the carelessness of the previous Independent Elections Commission (IEC) authorities.

President Ghani said, there was no meddling in elections affairs and in today's session the place of Kabul delegates is empty, added, the Independent Elections Commission officials should take deadline for announcing of Kabul elections results.

President Ghani meanwhile said, he respects for decisions of Wolesi Jirga as one of the bodies of the government.

Furthermore, President Ghani reiterated that the 17th  legislative terms of national assembly should open a new chapter and the past distances should not be repeated, added, this terms of national assembly will be called national unity consolidation.

Moreover, President Ghani pointed on a few achievements of national unity government and reiterated that attention has been paid for water containment, struggle against poverty and some other modifications.

Ghani added, water is ours and we manage our water.

At the meantime, President Ghani pointed on supplied of electricity to 50% in the country’s territory and emphasized that electricity will be supplied to all districts of the country in the next two years.

Linking of Afghanistan to some ports is a positive practical step in the field of empowering the country’s economy and previous we needed to a port but now we are connecting more than ten ports, said President Ghani.

Overall, President Ghani pointed on Islamic states summit about Afghanistan’s war and Afghan Ulema Fatwa based on forbidding of war in the country said, the country’s security forces have been success in the neutral of the Taliban’s spring operations and other terrorists groups.

President Ghani meanwhile talked about holding of peace consultative Loya Jirga in order termination of war in the country in upcoming week, added, the peace secret is in our unity.

At end of today’s ceremony, the new members of Wolesi Jirga had oath.

Reporter: Sayed Hashmat Miri

Translator: Mustafa Akrami, Aprill 26, 2019