Kabul welcomes timely wheat aid from New Delhi


(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News)

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan Embassy in New Delhi has received the first shipment of wheat aid to the country facing severe food insecurity.

In a rare Islamabad-Delhi collaboration on Afghanistan, India on Tuesday began shipping 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Afghanistan via the overland route from Pakistan.

In accordance with the agreement between the Indian government and the World Food Program (WFP), the wheat will be distributed by the United Nations agency in Afghanistan.

In Amritsar, Afghan Ambassador Farid Mamundzay also hailed India’s generous humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people.

“India has always come forward to help Afghanistan. Friendly relations between India and Afghanistan have a long history,” he said.

Speaking to Asia News International (ANI), the ambassador said 20 million people in his country needed food. “India being a big brother helps us with food aid…”

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