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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)

By Artur Weber

GHAZNI CITY, 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.


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Date Taken:12.16.2010

Date Posted:12.16.2010 13:55

Location:GHAZNI CITY, AF

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