(MENAFN - Afghanistan Times) By Farhad Naibkhel
KABUL: China Foundation for Peace and Development (CFPD) on
Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Afghan Red Crescent
Society (ARCS) to help Afghan vulnerable refugees and Internal Displace Person
(IDPs) based in Kabul.
'Today we have signed the agreement to donate materials to needy
refugees,' said Wang Yajun Chinese Deputy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said this is first cooperation through an agreement
between CFPD and ARCS that will be continued in different aspect in future.
'Assisting vulnerable IDPs and refugees is a step toward beefing
up cooperation between the two countries,' he asserted.
Pointing to long-term cooperation and cordial friendship
between the nations of the two countries, he said since years China and
Afghanistan were timed-tested friends and good neighbors which 'are having
glowing cooperation' with each other in different areas.
Meanwhile, massage of Head of ARCS Husn Bano Ghazanfar read out
by Secretary General of ARCS Nilab Mobarez, who said 'today CFPD has donated
$130,540 to assist refugees in three camps based in Kabul'.
Appreciating China's sustainable cooperation with the Afghan
masses, she said 'China is a good friend which helped Afghanistan in different
periods of history.'
Hinting toward treatment of 100 children with heart disease
in China last year and running capacity building programs for ARCS personnel, she
lauded China's good cooperation with the ARCS.
'Besides providing equipment to Fatema Gilani Heart Hospital,
Red Cross Society of China stands ready to treat 400 children,' she added.
150 children will be treated in 2019 and the remained 250 will
in 2020. 'These children will go to China for medical treatment.'
Moreover, it also donated $200,000 to help disaster affected
families across the country, she noted.
Plan and Policy Deputy of Ministry of Refugee and
Repatriation said that 1.5 million people have been displaced due to conflict
and natural disaster as well as 0.5 million people repatriated to the country
According to ministry it is difficult for them and other sectors
to help IDPs and repatriated people. The ministry termed CFPD donation very
much important in regards to help vulnerable Afghans with hope the contribution
to be expanded to other provinces in the near future.