Next step to Ghazni 2013 project

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Written by Artur Weber Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs Friday, 17 December 2010 00:59

 

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Ghazni Provincial Gov. Musa Khan speaks to a crowd during the celebration of the newly constructed conference hall in the governor’s compound Dec. 15. The building can accommodate more than 600 people and is part of plans for Ghazni City’s World Islamic Cultural Center, scheduled to be complete in 2013. (Photo by Artur Weber, Task Force White Eagle Public Affairs)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team celebrated the opening of a conference hall in the provincial governor’s compound Dec. 15. The U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and the Polish Ambassador to Afghanistan Maciej Lang were two distinguished visitors who attended the ceremony.



The conference hall project started in late May and can accommodate more than 600 people. The facility cost more than $185,000, financed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is part of the preparation for when Ghazni City will be home to the World Islamic Cultural Center in 2013.

The ceremony was also attended by Polish Brig. Gen. Andrzej Reudowicz, Task Force White Eagle commander, Gov. Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and other government and district representatives.

After the ceremony, the ambassadors, together with Reudowicz, participated in a meeting with Khan, district subgovernors and local community leaders. The talks focused on security issues in Ghazni Province.

A press conference followed the meeting during which Ambassador Eikenberry announced a sister-city partnership between Ghazni City and Hayword, Calif. This partnership is in addition to the already established regional partnership between Ghazni Province and the Kujawsko-Pomorski region of Poland, which occurred during Khan’s recent trip to Poland.GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – (From left, sitting) Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan; Ghazni Provincial Gov. Musa Khan; Maciej Lang, the Polish ambassador to Afghanistan; district subgovernors and community leaders discuss security issues, health care and education during a meeting Dec. 15. The meeting was held following a celebration of the completion of a conference hall in the provincial governor’s compound. (Photo by Artur Weber, TF White Eagle Public Affairs Office)

 GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while U.S. and Polish Ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni Provincial Governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak during the opening of the new conference hall and forward operating office Dec.15 in Ghazni City, Afghanistan. Ghazni’s political establishment attended, estimated at more than 100 people that included members of the Provincial Council, ministry line representatives, and representatives from the newly-established Provincial Peace and Reintegration Committee. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Witt, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Karl Eikenberry (standing, right), U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, gives his response to questions and concerns given by local elders during his visit to the Governor’s Compound in Ghazni City, Afghanistan Dec 15. Eikenberry praised Musa Khan, Ghazni Provincial Governor, on his inclusive approach to working closely with Coalition Forces on both security and development and governance issues. Also his recognition of his vision and active approach to bringing peace and prosperity to Ghazni. Eikenberry also praised and reported the significant function of the local Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police within Ghazni. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Witt, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while the U.S. and Polish ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak during the opening of the new conference hall and forward operating office Dec.15 in Ghazni City, Afghanistan. Ghazni’s political establishment attended, estimated at more than 100 people that included members of the Provincial Council, ministry line representatives, and representatives from the newly-established Provincial Peace and Reintegration Committee. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Witt, Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

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