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President Ghani assesses overall security situation in the country

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President Ghani assesses overall security situation in the country

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani assessed the general security situation of the country the other day through a video conference at the Unity Center.

The video conference was attended by the Minister of Interior, Acting Minister of National Defense and his Deputy, National Security Advisor, Director General of Independent Directorate of Local Governance, Sr. Deputy Interior Minister for Security, The Director General of the National Directorate of Security, Chief of Army Staff, Commanders for the Military Corps North, Northeast and Helmand, as well as Governors of Uruzgan, and Bamiyan Provinces.

The President thanked the Security and Defense Forces for their services and sacrifices in protecting national sovereignty, territorial integrity and providing security for the citizens. He prayed for to the souls of the military and civilian martyrs.  

Then discussions centered on the overall security situation in the country with focus on the need for enhanced military capabilities for defense and security forces and the preparations underway for the ceremony to name the province of Bamiyan as the first Cultural Capital of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

President Ghani called the ceremony an important undertaking for Afghanistan adding that he would welcome the high ranking guests from SAARC member states in Kabul.

 The President issued necessary instructions to the relevant authorities and stressed on better cooperation and coordination among different authorities in preparation for the ceremony.

Also discussed in the video conference was the need for improvement in the living conditions of the personnel of the Security and Defense Forces of the country, where President Ghani instructed that immediate measures be taken to make sure that the food rations furnished to the Air Force Military Corps and Special Operations Command Forces meet all adequate nutrition requirements. The Kabul Times