Mon, 26 Oct 2020

KABUL, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- China provided a batch of non-emergency humanitarian supplies to the Afghan government at a hand-over ceremony held here in Kabul on Sunday.

The supplies which included more than 11,000 tents, 60,000 blankets and 110,000 daily necessities, according to Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu, will greatly improve the disaster emergency response capacity of the Afghan government, and enable the people affected by disasters to live in peace.

"China will continue to provide assistance to the best of its ability when needed by Afghanistan, and is wiling to promote Chinese enterprises to actively participate in the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan," Wang said at the ceremony.

"On behalf of the Afghan government and the families of disaster victims, I'd like to express gratitude to Chinese people and government for their continued donations to the Afghan people. I'd also promise to distribute these supplies among the need people in all provinces in a transparent manner," Ghulam Bahauddin Jailani, Afghan State Minister for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs, said at the ceremony.

China's aid came at a time when natural disasters such as floods have caused tremendous damage to the Afghan people.

At least 122 people have been killed, 147 others wounded and several others have gone missing in torrential floods in Afghanistan's 12 eastern provinces since Aug. 25.

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