Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu (L) and Ghulam Bahauddin Jailani, Afghan State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, sign the agreement during a hand-over ceremony in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2020. China provided a batch of non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government at a hand-over ceremony held here in Kabul on Sunday. (Photo by Rahmatullah Alizadah/Xinhua)
(ECNS)-- China's Foreign Ministry on Monday confirmed the country had provided a batch of non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government, adding it would continue to contribute to Afghanistan's peaceful reconstruction and economic development.
The remarks of FM spokesperson Wang Wenbin ran as follows.
Beijing Youth Daily: According to reports, China provided a batch of non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government at a hand-over ceremony held in Kabul on September 20. I wonder if you could provide more details on Chinese assistance to Afghanistan?
Wang Wenbin: After COVID-19 broke out, China feels deeply for the difficulties of the Afghan people. The Chinese government has provided the Afghan side with assistance including anti-epidemic supplies. The supplies handed over at the ceremony included tents, blankets and daily necessities. The Afghan side thanked the Chinese government and people for their continued donations and promised to distribute the supplies among those in need in all provinces as soon as possible. It is hoped that the supplies will improve the disaster emergency response capacity of the Afghan government, and provide safe shelter for those affected.
As good neighbors, friends and partners, China and Afghanistan have always lived side by side with friendship and mutual assistance. Since the beginning of this year, the Chinese government and military have successively provided batches of anti-epidemic supplies to the Afghan side including masks, protective gowns, testing reagents, protective goggles, surgical gloves and thermometer guns to meet immediate needs. China will continue to contribute to Afghanistan's peaceful reconstruction and economic development and promote practical cooperation on BRI and in other areas to deliver more benefits to the two peoples.