By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the cabinet held meeting at the Chahar Chenar Palace the other day, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
According to the statement, while appreciating Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) for their decisive defense against recent attacks, the participants prayed for security forces’ martyrs particularly Martyr Gen. Abdul Ghafar Ahmadzai who had lost his live defending the country and wished immediate recovery to those injured.
The president spoke about upcoming elections and stressed on ensuring most of its expenditures by the government, the statement added.
The president reiterated that the peace process has seriously been focusing by the government and the outline to reach peace has been clarified in the Loya Jirga’s declaration which was created by the Afghan people will.
Thanking the ministry of hajj and religious affairs and national procurement authority for providing facilities to send hajis to Mecca, the president asked the government administrations to cooperate in respect with hajj process.
He also tasked the ministry of foreign affairs to prepare all facilities to accelerate the process.
Appreciating the finance ministry, the meeting approved the budget expenditure report and national budget draft related to the middle of fiscal year 1398.
Afterwards, acting minister of mines and petroleum presented the ministry’s demand on approving the draft on Panjshir Iron mine in accordance with instruction of meeting no (2) date 1398/1/29 of high economic council, as it was approved by the meeting.
The minister of justice presented the draft regulation on illumination materials which was priniciaplly approved by the cabinet.
The cabinet tasked the justice ministry to correct and finalize the mentioned draft regulation based on corrective views of the cabinet members.