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China pledges $135,000 for war-hit Afghan families

China pledges $135,000 for war-hit Afghan families

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May 22, 2019 - 18:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): China will provide $135,000 in aid to Afghan families affected by the war and natural disasters through the Afghan Red Crescent Societyinfo-icon, an official said on Wednesday.

An agreement in this regard was signed between Chinese deputy foreign minister Wang Yajun and officials of the Hilal Ahmar Aghani organization at the Chinese Embassy in Kabul.

Wang Yajun said at the ceremony that relationship between Afghan and China traders was 2,000 years old and promised more assistance for the war-torn country.

He hoped lasting peace would prevail in Afghanistaninfo-icon when the Afghans would have a stable life.

Nelab Mubaraz, secretary general of the HilalAhmar Afghani foundation, was also present at the ceremony and read out a message from Husn Banu Ghazanfar, acting head of the Afghan Red Crescent Society.

In her message Ghazafar said: “China has been a good friend of Afghanistan and has been contributing towards Afghanistan in various sectors particularly in terms of humanitarian aid.”

According to her, the Red Cross Society of China has been able to treat more than 150 Afghan children with congenital heart diseases last year.

China would also treat 400 more children with similar diseases this ongoing year, she said.

A few days back, Chen Zhu, head of the Red Cross Society of China, told a press conference here that Afghanistan and China kept their friendly relations and it was a place of pleasure that the peoples of the two countries were interested in cooperating with each other in different fields.

Chen Zhu during his recent trip to Afghanistan said the Red Cross Society of China had provided $200,000 in aid to the Afghan Red Crescent Society.

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