Saudi relief aid for Afghanistan arrives in Kabul

In this file photo, the Saudi Committee for the Relief of Afghan people signs an agreement with Afghan Red Crescent Society.

In this file photo, the Saudi Committee for the Relief of Afghan people signs an agreement with Afghan Red Crescent Society.

A Saudi cargo plane carrying food and relief aid provided by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah to Afghanistan arrived at Kabul airport on Monday evening.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the plane was received upon arrival by Saudi Ambassador to Kabul M’sefer Al-Ghasib, representatives of the Ministry of Finance and the Saudi Red Crescent, as well as the representative of the Afghan government Dr. Abdul Samad Hami, the head of religious affairs at the Afghan Republican Palace Noman Shinwari, the director of the anti-natural disaster department Dr. Mohamed Daaem Dkar and the director of the media department at the Afghan Presidential Palace Safatall Safi.

According to the representative of the Ministry of Finance, the total aid shipment contains 1,000 tents, 4,000 cartons of food, 200 cartons of mattresses, and 500 cartons of blankets. He expressed his gratitude to the Saudi ambassador in Kabul and the embassy employees for assisting in the subsequent delivery of aid to beneficiaries.

 
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