The Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin recently met leaders from the eastern provinces of the country to discuss the social and economic difficulties there.
The Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Hafizullah Amin recently met leaders from the eastern provinces of the country to discuss the social and economic difficulties there. And President Noor Mohammed Tarakki made a brief stopover on Moscow on his way to the non-aligned conference in Havana.
SYNOPSIS: The envoys from the eastern provinces of Kunarha, Sabobi and Naglu met Mr. Amin in Kabul to report to government and people's Democratic Party officials about the problems being encountered in implementing reforms introduced by the current leadership.
Mr. Amin said the government always tries to pay special attention to the difficulties in changing the feudalistic traditions in the rural areas of Afghanistan. He said the government was dedicated to bringing about social and economic reforms to extend the right and freedoms of working people. He went on to praise the Soviet Union -- which backs the Tarakki-Amin government -- and reminded the conference that Russia was the first country to recognise independent Afghanistan after the British left sixty years ago.
The conference also praised the Soviet Union's financial aid to the country since the takeover by the People's Democratic Party in April 1978.
President Noor Mohammed Tarakki stopped over in Moscow in his way to attend the non-aligned conference in Havana. he left Afghanistan as insurgents opposed to his government claimed they had captured a main garrison in the eastern province of Kunar. Mr. Tarakki's administration has been aided by Soviet weapons and advisers, to contain a splintered rebellion that has troubled the country for the past ten months.
Rebel reports claim four advisers from the Soviet Union were captured during the most recent fighting between government troops and guerrillas.