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Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday that it welcomes an initiative from UNAMA to hold a meeting among representatives of the Taliban, Hizb-e-Islami and opposition groups in Turkmenistan.
Spokesman of Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the ministry has received from the UN political representative the meeting plan.
Kabul's main commercial district, Mandawi, was engulfed in a fire overnight that destroyed about 600 stores and inflicted millions of dollars of damage, officials said.
The incident happened Saturday night at about 11:00 PM, Kabul police chief Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi said.
The long-awaited distribution of electronic ID cards will start next month, officials said Sunday, but complained the process is still grossly underfunded.
Officials said that the new ID cards are expected to be distributed over a period of three years, a process that will cost $121 million and employ thousands of people.