An aid shipment from Uzbekistan that includes 300 tons of flour, 150 tons of rice, 50 tons of ghee, 50 tons of sugar, five tons of soap, and some medical equipment arrived in Balkh on Friday, local officials confirmed.
The humanitarian aid has been sent to Afghanistan on behalf of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to help prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
The aid consists of basic necessities to fight the coronavirus. The humanitarian aid was sent along the route Angren – Tashkent – Termez – Mazar-e-Sharif.
“Today there is no country in the world that would be indifferent to the fate of other countries,” said a press officer of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Uzbekistan Samandar Hikmatullayev.