A third airplane carrying aid from the United Arab Emirates landed in Kabul on Friday and the cargo was handed over to Taliban officials for distribution to people in need.
“They are supporting us so those in need will receive the aid,” said Yousuf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban.
Haji Obaidullah, head of the Association of Afghan Businessmen in UAE, said the UAE aid--consisting of food and medicine--will continue coming to Kabul until the end of September.
“They have coordinated this with us and soon the aid will reach the families in need,” he said.
Earlier this week Bahrain sent 30 tons of food and medicine to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Abdul Hadi Hamdan, who is in charge of Kabul airport, said that food, clothing and medicine provided by various countries had arrived at the airport, and he said the airport will soon become operational for civilian flights as well.
“So far, those flights that carry humanitarian aid have landed at the airport,” Hamdan said.
Meanwhile, officials of the Pakistan consulate in Kandahar say that 12 tons of food and medicine provided by Pakistan arrived in Kandahar on Friday.
Pakistani officials said Pakistan will continue providing aid to Afghanistan.
“More of such support will arrive. And we hope trade between the two countries also should increase,” said Naeem Khan, Pakistan General Consul in Kandahar.
Following the collapse of the former government and the disruption of aid to Afghanistan, a few countries, including the UAE, Bahrain and Pakistan, have started sending humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.