China pledges $2.2 million in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The government of China has pledged a fresh aid package of $2.2 million to Afghanistan as the country attempts to expand role in civilian and military aid to the country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) said the latest aid package was announced by the Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan.

According to a statement by MoFA, the Chinese envoy to Afghanistan announced the aid package during a meeting with the deputy foreign minister for administrative affairs Nasir Ahmad Andisha.

The statement further added that the Chinese envoy also discussed regarding programs to train the Afghan diplomats.

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China’s first military aid package delivered to Afghanistan

Chain’s first military shipment aid reached to Afghanistan on Sunday and was formally delivered to government in Kabul military airport.

The package included transport equipment for the Afghan security forces and ammunition for light weapons.

“Following mutual agreement, this is the first Chines military package donates for Afghan army forces,” said Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar.

He said that China’s military aid will be continued to Afghanistan and in future Afghan forces will receive further military aids including transportation airplanes.

Based on mutual agreement beside economic assistance, China will provide Afghanistan military aids, he added.

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