Chief of defense conference held in Kabul

The Chief of Defense (CHOD) conference held on Monday in Kabul, aiming to discuss and bargain on counter-terrorism and narcotics in the region.

The army chiefs of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the summit and talked over several regional issues, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

“Our demand from other partners in the conference was to take a joint position against Pakistan that supports terrorism and jointly press Islamabad to stop supporting and sponsoring terrorism,” said Dawalat Waziri, spokesman of MoD.

The Afghan government is said to believe that extremism and supporting terrorism become a part of Islamabad’s foreign policy that cannot be changed.

“It would be impossible to have an honest partner in fight against terrorism as long as Pakistan uses this policy,” Tamana Farmarz, head of the foreign ministry’s strategic studies said.

Afghan politicians have always expected Pakistan to change its strategy in fight against terrorism.

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President Ghani Leaves For Shanghai Summit In Kazakhstan

President Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Wednesday afternoon for Kazakhstan to participate in the 17th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Ghani’s office said in a statement.

The statement said Ghani will also deliver a speech at the summit and will meet with officials from a number of countries at sideline meetings.

The summit is scheduled to take place on 8-9 June in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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President Ghani to visit Kazakhstan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani heading a high level government delegation would leave to Kazakhstan late on Thursday.

Reports suggest that during the state visit, President Ghani would meet his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister Karim Qajymqanuly Massimov and other high ranking Kazakh officials.

Both sides would ink few agreements including at least two in economic sector.

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