The ceremony of handing over humanitarian aid to Afghanistan took place in Hairatan on April 30, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Reportedly, 4,000 tons of humanitarian aid was delivered to Afghanistan on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr and included wheat, flour, rice, confectionery, canned food, clothes, essential goods, as well as 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine and test kits.
Speaking at the ceremony, the official representative of the caretaker government of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid, on behalf of the entire Afghan people, expressed deep and sincere gratitude to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev for support and solidarity with the Afghan people at this difficult time for Afghanistan. He emphasized that it was the Uzbek leader who once again showed the whole world an example of fraternal attitude towards the multinational people of Afghanistan for the entire international community.
“This once again testifies of the friendly and truly fraternal policies of the esteemed President of Uzbekistan towards the Afghan people, who today, in fact, are rebuilding their future,” Mujahid said.
The governor of Balkh province Kudratillo Abu Hamza noted the timeliness and significance of this humanitarian aid.
“This broad gesture of the President of Uzbekistan will literally help save the lives of thousands of my fellow countrymen, inspire them with faith in tomorrow. In my opinion, no other head of a foreign state does more for Afghanistan than the esteemed Shavkat Mirziyoyev. In turn, we will do everything in our power to ensure security and stability on the Uzbek-Afghan border,” concluded the governor of Balkh province.