Uzbekistan sends in large consignment of emergency aid to neighboring Afghanistan

The Uzbekistan government sent a large consignment of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan on Tuesday, through the recently reopened Hairatan border crossing in northern Balkh province.

The consignment of 1,300 tons of aid included food, medicine and clothing and was handed over to Afghan officials on arrival in the country.

Attending the handing over ceremony was Zabihullah Mujahid and other Islamic Emirate officials.

The aid will be distributed to needy Afghans around the country.

A Qatar airways flight meanwhile landed in Kabul on Monday carrying another consignment of aid.

Twenty three metric tons of emergency aid, including medicines and supplies, donated by the World Health Organization, arrived on that flight.

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