Afghanistan-Acting and Designate Minister for Information and Culture of Afghanistan, Mohammad Tahir Zuhair, today in a meeting with the Head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) Office, emphasized the development of cultural cooperation.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Bakhtar Agency, during the meeting, both sides discussed the ways to appoint members of Afghanistan`s Access to Information Commission to monitor implementation of the law.
Both UN and government representatives acknowledged the positive role that the Commission has played in improving governmental transparency and enabling citizens to be informed. UN envoy Lyons, who is also head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), reassured participants that the UN will support government efforts to further advance access to information.
Designate Minister for Information and Culture informed about the transparency in the process of appointing three members of the Commission for Access to Information through competition.
The meeting also discussed the strengthening of cultural cooperation through holding bilateral cultural programs, and UNAMA assured that the institution would pay attention to the development of cultural relations between the Ministry of Information and Culture and UNAMA.