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Nepal sends tonnes of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Khalid Umar Malik
17 Jan 2022, 11:01 GMT+10

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal has supplied 14 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, experiencing a humanitarian crisis.

A delegation led by the Joint-Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sewa Lamsal left Kathmandu for Kabul. On Sunday morning, Foreign Affairs Minister Narayan Khadka saw the team off at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.

According to the ministry, the aid includes medicines, clothing, kitchen utensils, and other items recommended by the United Nations. The Nepali delegation handed over the supplies to the UN team in Kabul.

According to Khadka, this is the first time Nepal has provided humanitarian aid to a foreign country. "We have received support from other countries and agencies throughout various crises," Khadka says, "but this occurrence will send a message that Nepal would not hesitate to support other countries whenever needed."

Meanwhile, Khadka has hailed private entrepreneurs and Nepal Oil Corporation for their assistance to the government in this endeavor.

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