Saturday May 16, 2015
Kabul (BNA) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres in a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here the other day said that the UN’s Refugees Agency would continue to support the programs of Afghanistan government for voluntary repatriation of refugees to their homeland.
Thanking the UNHCR commissioner, the President said that the Government of National Unity is working on a plan to eliminate the terminology of displaced from Afghan literature, saying the government wants the gradual return of refugees to their homeland. He also added that Afghanistan would continue to host those refugees coming from other side of the Durand Line but, won’t allow armed groups to sneak into Afghanistan.
According to another report, the Chief Executive, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in meeting with UNHCR commissioner here the other day said that the National Unity Government (NUG) would spare no efforts to solve the refugees’ problems and has been working to find the way for voluntary repatriation of refugees to their country. The UNHCR official however, added that a joint meeting of UN Refugee Agency, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran would be held in near future to discuss the ways and means to facilitate the voluntary repatriation of the Afghan refugees to Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah also added that Afghan
Minister of Refugees and Repatriates would visit several European countries in near future with the objective to prevent forced expulsion of the Afghan refugees from those countries. President Ashraf Ghani also met with Michael Koch, the German Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan the other day. In this meeting held at the Presidential Palace, both sides discussed various issues of mutual interest including security. Speaking on terrorist activities, President Ghani said, “The threats have changed, terrorists are not bound by any rules or principles and respect no one. They are intent on spreading terror and horror among people.
” President Ghani stated that our security forces that enjoy a full support of their people and the Ulama, defend their country with high valor and courage. President Ghani once again said that the war is imposed on Afghanistan and stressed that while peace remained a fundamental aspiration, the government of Afghanistan is determined to respond war with war. Ambassador Michael Koch lauded President Ghani’s efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan. According to another report, the Minister for Urban Development and Rural Rehabilitation, Nasir Ahmad Durani presented his Ministry’s 100-day working plan to the President in a meeting held in Arg the other day.
The President after receiving the plan instructed the Ministry to put all its projects on its website. President Ghani, moreover, received the 100-day working plan of the Ministry for Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled and after reviewing the plan instructed its Minister Nasrin Oryakhil to overhaul the Ministry’s capacity based on modern standard and contemporary demands.