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Bangladesh sends emergency aid to Afghanistan

5 July 2022 , 7:37:19

Bangladesh sends emergency aid to Afghanistan

The government has sent humanitarian aid to earthquake-stricken Afghanistan. Significant quantities of dried food (biscuits, noodles, powdered milk), blankets, tents and medicine were sent to the Afghan government on Tuesday (July 4th).

The relief items were sent with the active participation and cooperation of the Armed Forces under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These relief items have been delivered to Afghanistan with the help of Air Force Special Flight C-130J.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the relief supplies sent to the people of Afghanistan in response to the catastrophic disaster caused by the earthquake were provided by the Armed Forces Department, the state-owned Essential Drugs Company Limited, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Group, AGIM and BJMED. Has been collected as a grant from.

The ministry says Bangladesh has historical ties with Afghanistan. During the war of liberation in 1971, the then Afghan government and the general public provided special assistance for the safe movement of Bangladeshis stranded in Pakistan. Based on this historic link in the relationship and the Prime Minister’s policy of integrated development, Rs 1 crore has already been sent to UNOCH from the relevant budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help the people of Afghanistan cope with the crisis caused by the recent political turmoil in Afghanistan.

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