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Hanafi asks WHO delegation to hand over Afghanistan’s seat to IEA representative

KABUL: The Deputy Prime Minister for Administrative Affairs Mawlavi Abdul Salam Hanafi, in a meeting with Hanan Balkhy, the WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, emphasized that Afghanistan’s seat should be given to IEA’s representative in the organization, according to a statement from Arg the other day. Calling for the organization’s cooperation including in the establishment of clinics in remote areas and training of specialists, Hanafi added that with the resumption of power by the Islamic Emirate, tangible achievements and developments have been made in various fields, according to the statement. The deputy PM asked the WHO to hand over Afghanistan’s seat to the representative of the Islamic Emirate and restore Afghanistan’s membership in meetings of the executive board and leadership meetings of the Mediterranean region. Mawlavi Hanafi also added that international organizations must provide alternative livelihoods for poppy farmers and cooperate with the recent flood-affected people in the country. The deputy PM according to the statement, went on as saying that the eradication of polio is one of the priorities of the Islamic Emirate, and WHO should activate polio diagnosis laboratories and supply vaccines, establish a cancer treatment center, and prevent malnutrition among children. Meanwhile, Balkhy said that the health issue is non-political and one of the priorities of the organization. Pointing to the recent significant achievements of the Islamic Emirate in various fields, Balkhy expressed hope that better conditions will be provided for Afghans in the health and education sector in Afghanistan. Balkhy explained that WHO, together with other international organizations and the European Union, has a three-year project that includes the establishment of health centers in different provinces of Afghanistan. She also expressed her appreciation for the efforts of the Islamic Emirate in the fight against polio and added that she will discuss the issue of providing alternative livelihoods for Afghan farmers with the WHO and other relevant organizations. Javed

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.