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Sunday 25 October 2020

The press office of the House of Elders

October 6, 2020

In the plenary session of the Meshrano Jirga led by Speaker of the House, in addition to electing secretary postilion of the House, the president's visit to Qatar was considered appropriate.


Many senators considered the visit of President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to the Kingdom of Qatar as appropriate. It was said that during this visit, the high-level delegation met with high-ranking Qatari officials, the negotiating delegation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and representatives of foreign countries, which will undoubtedly accelerate the peace talks. The senators also stressed that the peace negotiating teams should find an acceptable mechanism for achieving the long-standing aspirations of the Afghan people and the end of the war. The senators also strongly condemned yesterday's attack on the convoy carrying the governor of Laghman province, expressing their condolences to the families of the victims of the terrorist incident, saying that about 40 people, including the governor's bodyguards, were martyred and wounded.


In summing up part of the session, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga, described yesterday's incident in Laghman province and the martyrdom of Najibullah Turki, a member of the national cricket team, in a traffic incident and the assassination of several people in Kabul as very painful, and expressed his condolences to the survivors of the martyrs of the terrorist attacks and the country's sports community, he noted that the Senate delegation will soon visit Pakistan's violations along the hypothetical Durand Line and review recent events in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces. The Speaker of the Senate, while describing the events of the past few days in different parts of the country as painful, called on the intelligence and security agencies to better understand their responsibilities to prevent terrorist incidents and criminal offenses. Also, he asked all citizens to cooperate more with the security forces to ensure their security and that of their families


The Speaker of the House considered the President's visit to Qatar and Kuwait appropriate in the current situation, and while expressing satisfaction with the warm reception of the mentioned countries by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and his accompanying delegation. He said that during this visit, an exchange of views was held with the officials of foreign countries and the delegation of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and in the future, we will comment on its details. Addressing the Taliban leadership, the Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga said, "Our message and the people of Afghanistan to you is that, come to your minds, stop bleeding, and set at the negotiating table, raise your demands and reach an agreement with the dialogue team of the government of the Islamic Republic, because bleeding is not in the interest of any party.



According to the agenda, Elections were held between the senators of Haji Saleh Mohammad Lalala Gol and Mawlawi Abdul Wahab Erfan to win the seat of the secretary of the upper house.

As a result, Saleh Mohammad Lalala Gol, elected senator of Parwan province, was appointed as the secretary of the upper house by the end of the current legislative year by receiving 34 votes.