(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The first batch of earthquake relief supplies donated by the
Chinese government arrived at Afghanistan's Kabul International
Airport on Monday night and was handed over to the Afghan side,
citing Xinhua .
Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Ghulam Ghaws
Naseri, acting minister of state for disaster management and
humanitarian affairs of Afghanistan's Taliban-led caretaker
government, attended the handover ceremony at the airport.
At the ceremony Wang said the Chinese government has decided to
provide 50 million yuan (about 7.5 million U.S. dollars) in
emergency humanitarian assistance supplies to Afghanistan, and that
the first batch of supplies include tents, folding beds and
Wang said six more Chinese airplanes will deliver relief
supplies in the next three days. He added that all food supplies
that China has promised in assistance to Afghanistan have arrived
Naseri thanked China for expressing its condolences and offering
emergency assistance supplies immediately after the earthquake, and
said the moves show the longtime friendship between the people of
the two countries.
On June 22, a strong earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan
killed more than 1,000 people and injured nearly 2,000 others while
destroying tens of thousands of houses.
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