President Ghani Chairs Meeting of National Security Council

President Ghani Chairs Meeting of National Security Council

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the Presidential Palace.

At the outset, the meeting reviewed Paktika governor’s allegation levelled against NSC. The Deputy National Security Advisor called the allegations baseless and spiteful, and briefed the meeting in this regard.

The NSC meeting assigned a committee headed by Interior Minister Noorulhaq Olumi with Ministers of Justice and Refugees and Repatriations, NDS Director General, Attorney General Deputy Military Affairs, Lower House Deputy Speaker, Upper House Deputy Speaker, Lower House Head of Defense and National Territory Commission, Lower House Head of Interior Affairs and National Security Commission, Upper House Head of Internal Security, Defense and Local Governance Commission, as members to fully investigate the relevant accusations and share the results with people of Afghanistan.

Then, the security situation across the country with special focus on Nangarhar, Khost, Balkh and Badakhshan provinces was discussed, and the security institutions got necessary instructions on ways to improve security and governance in the country.

At the end, the plan for cooperation agreement between Afghan-European Union partnership and development was discussed. After comprehensive discussions, the NSC tasked the National Economic Advisor to the President to negotiate with European Union in this respect.