President Karzai chairs NSC meeting

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KABUL: President Hamid Karzai chaired the plenary meeting of National Security Council (NSC) at the presidential palace during which the NSC assessed the report of the defense ministry with respect to the recent incident at the joint garrison of national army and the national coalition at the Tagab district that caused casualties on both forces.
The NSC decided to assign a delegation in order to assess the factors behind this incident which will be composed of representatives of defense ministry, interior affairs, directorate of national security department, administration affairs and secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the local organs department and report its findings to the NSC.
President Karzai also apprised the members of NSC about the tri-partite summit of leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey and called the talks among the leaders and opportunity for further consolidation of atmosphere of trust among the leaders of the three countries.
The NSC advisor also informed the participants on the draft text of the cooperation agreement between Afghanistan and Iran and it was decided that the draft should become compatible with national high interests and the result of studies in this respect should be reported back to the NSC. In another part of the meeting, Masum Stanikzai secretary to the High Peace Council reported with respect to the peace talks with the Taliban. The NSC meanwhile, welcomed the issuance of the recent Taliban message offering preference to peace as an outstanding positive means for ending of present crisis in the country and their preparedness for supporting all the processes guaranteeing lasting peace in the country. At the end of the meeting discussions were held about the security of election and necessary decisions were taken.
The Kabul Times


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