Afghanistan asks for China’s help in extinguishing…


(MENAFN) Afghanistan is asking for China’s help in extinguishing a forest fire that has been burning in its eastern region of Nuristan for 12 days.

According to a statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Kabul, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, acting deputy foreign minister of the Taliban administration, made a request during a summit held Thursday with Ding Yinan, in charge of affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan.

According to the statement issued on Sunday, Ding said that China, as a friendly neighbor, “will help Afghanistan within its ability to alleviate difficulties in all aspects and economic reconstruction.”

Stanikzai thought China could help put out the fire in Nurgram district in Nuristan.

Nuristan is one of the poorest regions in Afghanistan, but it is widely recognized for its pine trees. Afghan companies are trying to sell pine nuts to China to alleviate poverty in the region.


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