Local officials at northern Balkh province said Monday that Kazakhstan has provided more than 4.000 tons of flour as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.
Abdul Latif Haqani, head of the National Disaster Management department in Balkh province, said It came across the border at Hairatan, and that the aid will be distributed to vulnerable and needy families.
“We are grateful for Kazakhstan’s president and its people who helped the Afghan people in such a critical condition,” Abdul Latif Haqani said
The country will reportedly send 42 more containers of flour to Afghanistan in the future.
“28 containers of Kazakhstan’s flour reach the Hairatan border crossing, which we are unloading now,” said Abdul Wodod Qani, Head of Hairatan's port service.
Erzhan Kazykhanov, Kazakhstan president's special representative for international cooperation, on Sunday discussed trade relations and economic cooperation in separate meetings with high-ranking officials of the Islamic Emirate, including Deputy PM Abdul Ghani Baradar and acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqi.
According to reports, the UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan Deborah Lyons met with Erzhan Kazykhanov and talked over the importance of regional support for the Afghan people.