Tahir Qadiry, Chargé d’Affaires of the Afghan Embassy in India, expressed gratitude to India for the completion of the donation of 75,000 metric tons of wheat to Afghanistan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Indian Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday announced the shipments were sent to Afghanistan in 10 instalments between April and September 2020 through the Chabahar Port in Iran.
Qadiry thanked India for their efforts to “beef up” food security in Afghanistan, especially during the “testing times” of the Coronavirus lockdowns.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” he wrote on Twitter.
India’s food grain assistance was part of their humanitarian and economic assistance programme. The large-scale deliveries via Iran also demonstrated the “salience and economic viability” of Chabahar Port for Afghanistan’s trade and commerce, the Indian Embassy said.