Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid
Kazakhstan sent 46 wagons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, reported Kazakh Foreign Ministry press service. The cargo included 1,900 tons of flour, 500 tons of pasta, 4,000 liters of sunflower oil and 200,000 cans of condensed milk and was delivered in observance with all sanitary and epidemiological rules.
The ceremony of the official transfer was attended by administration officials of Balkh province, Afghan Foreign Ministry and Kazakh Embassy to Afghanistan. The food products will be distributed by the country’s government between regions in need.
Last month, Kazakhstan provided a humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan giving 5,000 tons of flour to each country worth over US$3 million.
The Kazakh Foreign Ministry highlighted that the humanitarian aid is the common international practice of mutual support of the world community’s members. Many countries provide various assistance to increase the ability to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Kazakhstan actively takes part in this process as well.
Humanitarian aid is one of the important areas of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. Over the last years, the country sent various assistance to Antigua and Barbuda, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, Japan and many other countries.