ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) handed over the second shipment of humanitarian aid to Ukraine on Thursday. The handover ceremony was held here at Nur Khan Air Base.
The consignment of relief items, including emergency medicine, blankets and food items, was flown to Ukraine by two Pakistani Air Force C-130 aircraft.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar handed over the relief items to Ukrainian Ambassador to Pakistan Markian Chuchuk in an official ceremony attended by officials from NDMA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ukraine.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said that bilateral relations between Pakistan and Ukraine have been highly valued for three decades. She said the government of Pakistan had provided 15 tons of humanitarian relief materials in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
While expressing deep concern over the ongoing war in Ukraine, she stressed that the two countries should resolve the issue through dialogue and diplomacy for world peace.
The Ukrainian Ambassador thanked the Pakistani leadership for sending humanitarian aid to the Ukrainian people in time of need.
He said Ukraine sincerely regards this assistance as a show of goodwill and sympathy from the Pakistani people.
Humanitarian aid will be sent to Ukraine via Warsaw, the Polish capital.
It is relevant to mention here that the first tranche of relief goods was sent on March 15, 2022.